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ERIC Number: ED513946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-14
Pages: 7
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Art Therapy: The Visual Spatial Factor and the Hippocampus. 2nd Revision
Del Giacco, Maureen
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In this writing related to neuro-plasticity, we are shown that changes in the brain can occur with repeated use of sensory stimuli, with both visual and motor interventions. Keeping these important scientific contributions in mind, I will briefly summarize why the choice of the arts-based DAT method of psychotherapy over traditional verbally based therapies for emotional and cognitive treatment, may be advised. The DAT Neuro Art Therapy process is designed to work within the areas of the brain that are initially affected by stress and memory loss: they are the amygdala and hippocampus. The benefits from DAT are accomplished by using stimuli from color, abstract designs for complex mental processing, and visual/motor movement to help more parts of the brain become involved in the overall recovery process. It would follow that Del Giacco Neuro Art Therapy, used in a developmental approach, would be of significant benefit to those who need psychotherapy and memory rejuvenation. The applications of the DAT approach vary from client to client and therapist to therapist. The process is flexible and highly adaptable to each person's needs. It would follow then, that the DAT methods may be a hidden treasure to a multitude of clients who experience cognitive deficits and emotional challenges. A bibliography is included. [For previous version, see ED505742.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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