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By Diane Waller, Caryl Sibbett

Encouraged by way of the event of artwork therapists who've pioneered paintings with individuals with melanoma and together with those that have skilled this devastating ailment at the beginning hand, this ebook recognizes the phenomenal paintings of the Corinne Burton belief which has supported the improvement of paintings remedy prone in hospices and clinics during the United Kingdom.
Narratives, case stories, new theoretical insights, and the inclusion of writing from Italy, France and the us of the US give a contribution to the power and originality of the booklet. healing paintings is put in its institutional context, demonstrating the significance for the paintings remedy provider of being understood, supported and worth managerial point – and the way the inability of this may impression adversely on sufferer care. in addition, the various contributions have a sociological and anthropological nature, which provides the booklet a special and demanding dimension.

Art remedy and melanoma Care is vital examining for paintings therapists, artists in well-being care and different healthiness or social care execs who're searching for techniques that may increase the standard of residing for melanoma sufferers, but no longer draw back from the method of dying.

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Jacqui Balloqui, Maureen Bocking, Timothy Duesbury, Ken Evans, Cinzia Favara-Scacco, Barry Falk, Elizabeth Goll Lerner, David Hardy, Kathryn Horn Coneway, Paola Luzzatto, Caryl Sibbett, Elizabeth Stone Matho, Michele wooden, Diane Waller.

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Froggatt (1997) suggests that the hospice culture offers what might be described as a ‘rites of passage’ model that facilitates the transitions of the liminal dying or bereaved. Little et al. (1998) emphasize that liminality is ‘a major category of the experience of cancer illness’. Rites of passage, ritual and liminality are important aspects of therapy where therapists can act as ‘ritual elders’ facilitating transformation (Moore 1991, 2001). Kenny (1996) recounts how Ruud (1995) described music therapy as modern ‘rites de passage’ and associated liminality with improvization.

Past time and present time’, allowing for ‘a temporary defense against timelessness in its traumatic, fragmenting aspect’, and helping patients face mortality and experience the duality of ‘end’ and ‘endlessness’. Bakhtin (2000: 84) uses the term chronotope, meaning ‘time space’, to refer to ‘the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature’. Perhaps Bakhtin’s (2000) concept of the ‘chronotope’ could be applied to the artwork that embodies clients’ expression of ‘time space’.

Perhaps, as discussed further in Chapter 4, art therapy can provide a constructive heterotopic crisis space that can reduce stigma. Foucault (1986: 25) suggests that the heterotopia is ‘capable of juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are in themselves incompatible’ and can take the form of ‘contradictory sites’. Perhaps in art therapy contradictory artworks, or symbol meanings within artworks, can coexist. In art therapy artwork enables symbolic expression of ‘seemingly contradictory ideas and feelings simultaneously’, thus accommodating potentially ambivalent feelings about cancer (Miller 1996: 133).

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