Spiritual Dimension in Art Therapy

Spiritually-oriented art therapy interventions are based on a holistic, therapeutic approach that aims to enable people who are in fragmented states to achieve integrity, unity, harmony, and balance by taking all the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of human nature into account using the medium of art and its creative processes. Art is considered intrinsically spiritual by many artists and art therapists, and the history of art and its relationship to treatment is as old as human history; however, open consideration of the spiritual dimension in therapeutic settings, particularly in art therapy interventions, is relatively new. Reviewing the emergence of spiritually-oriented art therapy interventions and their mechanisms of change is considered useful for seeing how they enable holistic transformation. These mechanisms have been determined as self-realization and understanding, transcendence, meaning-making and searching for a purpose, and achieving integrity through the holistic wellbeing approach.

Sanat Terapisinde Manevi Boyut

Manevi yönelimli sanat terapisi müdahaleleri, sanat ve yaratıcı süreç aracılığıyla, insan doğasının zihinsel, duygusal, fiziksel ve ruhsal olmak üzere tüm boyutlarını göz önünde bulundurarak parçalanmış hallerdeki insanların, bütünlüğe, birliğe, uyuma ve dengeye ulaşmasını amaçlayan bütünsel bir terapötik yaklaşıma dayanmaktadır. Sanat, birçok sanatçı ve sanat terapisti tarafından özünde manevi olarak kabul edilir ve sanat ile tedavi ilişkisinin tarihi, insanlık tarihi kadar eskidir; yine de terapötik ortamlarda, özellikle sanat terapisi müdahalelerinde manevi boyutu açıkça dikkate almak nispeten yenidir. Bütüncül bir dönüşümü nasıl sağladıklarını görmek için manevi yönelimli sanat terapisi müdahalelerinin ortaya çıkışını ve değişim mekanizmalarını gözden geçirmenin yararlı olacağı düşünülmüştür. Bu mekanizmalar, kendini gerçekleştirme ve anlama, aşkınlık, anlamlandırma ve amaç arayışı, bütünlüğe ulaşma yoluyla bütünsel iyi oluş yaklaşımı olarak belirlenmiştir.

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