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ERIC Number: EJ784857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
In Remembrance: September 11, 2001
Haeseler, Martha P.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v19 n3 p123-124 2002
In this article, the author shares her experience of being part of the creation of a memorial. mosaic dedicated to those who had died on September 11, 2001. Working with veterans at a long-term outpatient program within a Veterans Administration (VA) Mental Hygiene Clinic, she found that the physical process of constructing something from nothing, and of bringing lost and broken pieces together in a work of art, was a powerful antidote to the feelings of powerlessness. She describes the importance of art and ceremony in helping her, the veterans, and their community attend to their emotional needs at a critical time, and how the veterans were able to transcend their fears and symptoms in order to help others. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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