Sensory Art Therapies

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Snoezelen, multi-sensory stimulation, provides sensory stimuli to stimulate the primary senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, through the use of lighting effects, tactile surfaces, meditative music and the odour of relaxing essential oils (Pinkney 1997). The clinical application of snoezelen has been extended from the field of learning disability to dementia care over the past decade.

Author(s): 
Chung, J. C.
Lai, C. K.
Chung, P. M.
French, H. P.
Publication Title: 
The Australian Journal of Physiotherapy

QUESTION: What is the effect of mime therapy on facial symmetry and severity of paresis in people with facial nerve paresis? DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 50 people recruited from the Outpatient department of two metropolitan hospitals with facial nerve paresis for more than nine months. INTERVENTION: The experimental group received three months of mime therapy consisting of massage, relaxation, inhibition of synkinesis, and co-ordination and emotional expression exercises. The control group was placed on a waiting list.

Author(s): 
Beurskens, Carien H. G.
Heymans, Peter G.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To review non-drug treatments for dementia; to provide a source of evidence for informal carers who want ideas about non-drug approaches for dementia, that they might try or that they could try to access. The systematic review addresses: what non-drug treatments work and what do they work for? What non-drug treatments might work and what for? What non-drug treatments do not work?

Author(s): 
Hulme, Claire
Wright, Judy
Crocker, Tom
Oluboyede, Yemi
House, Allan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

The purpose of this article is to describe a model outpatient substance abuse treatment program. This program is designed to provide patients with not only traditional modalities of treatment such as individual, group, and family therapy, but also to provide an opportunity for patients to express thoughts and feelings through holistic modalities. These modalities include dance/movement therapy, Tai Chi, art therapy, leisure and recreational skills, spiritual growth and development, cultural awareness and appreciation, vocational services, psychiatric care and physical health.

Author(s): 
Breslin, Kathy T.
Reed, Maria R.
Malone, Sandra B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

The purpose of this article is to describe a model outpatient substance abuse treatment program. This program is designed to provide patients with not only traditional modalities of treatment such as individual, group, and family therapy, but also to provide an opportunity for patients to express thoughts and feelings through holistic modalities. These modalities include dance/movement therapy, Tai Chi, art therapy, leisure and recreational skills, spiritual growth and development, cultural awareness and appreciation, vocational services, psychiatric care and physical health.

Author(s): 
Breslin, Kathy T.
Reed, Maria R.
Malone, Sandra B.
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