I found this article in the Irish Times re a new book  Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrongby very interesting. Working as an art facilitator it is the therapeutic qualities of the art process that I focus on. It is important to recognise also the power of engaging with a painting.

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/art-for-therapy-s-sake-can-books-and-paintings-cure-what-ails-us-1.1647234

 

Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong is published by Phaidon Press (£24.95). Available from phaidon.com/store and good bookshops The free Art as Therapy app is available at artastherapy.com

 

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