This book contains a wealth of practical arts activities, which creatively and playfully bring positive psychology concepts – such as flow, character strengths, goals and self-awareness – to life.
With straightforward, step-by-step instructions, each chapter includes an overview of a positive psychology concept, followed by associated arts activities, and case examples illustrating the activities’ uses in therapy and supervision. Also included are post-activity guiding questions to promote a dialogue between therapist and client, and suggestions for adapting the activities for clients to utilize outside the therapy room.
Blending the strengths-based focus of positive psychology with the healing, transformative practice of the arts, this book is for all practitioners wanting to cultivate the mental health, flourishing and wellbeing of their clients using a creative approach.
- Positive emotions
- Character strengths
Olena Darewych is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in Ontario, Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT), educator and researcher. She completed her PhD in expressive therapies at Lesley University in 2014 and her MA in Marital and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in art therapy psychology, at Notre Dame de Namur University in 1999. And earned a BSc (Honours) in Zoology from the University of Toronto in 1996.