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Exploring Strengths through Masks: Art Therapy from a Positive Psychology Perspective

Exploring Strengths through Masks: Art Therapy from a Positive Psychology Perspective

By Gioia Chilton and Rebecca Wilkinson | January 6, 2016 | About Art Therapy

Although masks are ubiquitous to art therapy, when we were recently asked to run several mask-making workshops we realized that we were both conflicted about what they actually represent. Are they meant to hide or protect some aspect of ourselves? Do they reflect what we show to the world and obscure our “true” selves? Or do they help us uncover and discover parts of ourselves?

Art Therapy and Social Justice at Chicago-based Women’s Shelter

Art Therapy and Social Justice at Chicago-based Women’s Shelter

By Sangeetha Ravichandran | December 9, 2015 | About Art Therapy | Community | Trauma

ApnaGhar, Inc., (“Our Home” in Urdu/Hindi,) provides holistic services, education, and advocacy across immigrant communities to end the different manifestations of gender violence. Gender violence can be broadly understood as violence impacting women and girls who are part of various margins of society. They are denied access, rights, and privileges and are stripped of personal power through forms of control exerted by an individual, a group, and/or systems of oppression, including domestic and family violence, forced marriage, trafficking, and honor killings. At Apna Ghar, we address issues of gender violence using a client-centered, trauma -focused, and empowerment-based approach.