n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Narratiewe terapie en kuns

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


Narrative therapy is not traditionally associated with art. Art as such has a unique communicative power which makes it very valuable in the therapeutic context. The image created through art takes on the role of mediator between a persons' inner and outer worlds, as well as between his past, present and future. Narratively, art tells its own story without using verbal language. New stories unfold in a new genre. A magical asset of art is its timelessness. Words and gestures require immediacy, but a picture can be read, any time, over and over. The drawing of a picture involves a person in an emotional process. The critically important role of the therapist in facilitating the process of art, used in therapy, is discussed and evaluated.

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