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ERIC Number: EJ877038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Postcards from Heaven and Hell: Understanding the Near-Death Experience through Art
Rominger, Ryan
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v27 n1 p18-25 2010
Art making offers the opportunity to reflect upon ineffable experiences, including those surrounding death and dying. This article examines the artwork of two research participants who each reported a near-death experience (NDE). A trans-personal model was used to elicit the narratives and artwork of two individuals: one who experienced a pleasant NDE and one who experienced a distressing NDE. The author concludes that understanding the similarities and differences between pleasant and distressing NDEs may help to facilitate a better therapeutic alliance with this population and provide greater potential for client growth and transformation. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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