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Brush with Art: Therapist lives her  passion by serving others

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October 18, 2013

Brush with Art: Therapist lives her passion by serving others

...Alessandra began offering Expressive Arts Therapy “Playshops,” which guide participants to get in touch with their creative, healing energy and wisdom. She says, “My sessions are an opportunity for self-discovery, and to share laughter, joy and hands-on playful time with others. Through spontaneous creativity, children and adults alike experience a deep transformation, which results in increased awareness, behavior modification, reduction in conflicts and improved sense of wellbeing, inner strength, confidence, and resilience.”

Bill Wechter, NCT
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August 1, 2010

Art class provides outlet for cancer patients
North County Times

Bill Wechter, NCT © 2010

Jamie Scott Lytle, NCT © 2010
May 12, 2010
The Artful Bra
Support for the arts - North County Times
Nancy Kimerly of Encinitas, left, and Alessandra Colfi of Oceanside help Veronica Renner of Venezuela with her bra art Wednesday as a part of the San Diego Cancer Center and Research Institute's Artful Bra Expressive Arts Playshop. The program lets cancer patients, caregivers and survivors create works of art out of bras that they can wear, hang on the wall or fold in half and make into Ta-Ta Totes or bra-purses. Colfi and Kimerly created the program, which they said fosters "expressive healing."


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Art, Expressive Arts and Art Therapy in the News

In Search of the Science Behind the Healing Powers of Art - The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2009

The Healing Canvas - LA Times

Art Therapy ups breast cancer patients' well being - European Journal of Cancer Care, January 2009

Why the Arts Are Important to Science - LA Times

Forming a Story: the Health Benefits of Narrative - Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 55, 1243-1254 ( 1999)

                                                                     James W. Pennebaker and Janel D. Seagal, The University of Texas at Austin