The Art of Emotional Healing (Paperback)

By Lucia Capacchione

Shambhala Publications, 9781590303061, 252pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2006



Feelings either flow naturally, like a river, or get dammed up. If our emotions become blocked, we can become tense, unhappy, anxious, or depressed. This book offers simple techniques for using art to embrace, understand, and release our emotions so that we can experience a greater sense of well-being in our lives.

In The Art of Emotional Healing, Lucia Capacchione presents the simple yet powerful methods she uses in her internationally acclaimed workshops, showing us how to reach inside and let our feelings out through drawing, painting, journal writing, collage making, sculpting, drumming, dancing, mask making, and more. No artistic talent or skill is required, only a desire to let go of self-criticism and discover how we really feel.

About the Author

Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an internationally known art therapist, artist, corporate consultant, trainer and best-selling author who leads popular workshops around the country and consults to businesses and schools. She is the author of twelve books, including Recovery of Your Inner Child, The Creative Journal, and The Power of Your Other Hand. She lives near Big Sur, California.

Praise For The Art of Emotional Healing

"Reading Capacchione's often hilarious and always delicious writing is a journey not to be missed."—HopeDance

"A very creative and helpful book."—Spirituality & Practice

"Lucia's gentle yet powerful exercises guide us in the discovery of our own inner wisdom."—Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"The exciting culmination of a life's work by a pioneer in integrating the arts into the practice of psychotherapy and self-help. Lucia has recovered for all of us the ancient connection between the expressive arts and the release of our healing powers. Bravo to an artist of the soul."—David Richo, author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change