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At Union Street Health Associates, we use Arts Therapy to heal and explore through the creative process. We welcome you to explore our videos and DVDs, continuing education courses, and other Arts Therapy offerings.
Books & Videos by Ilene SerlinDance Movement Therapy for Women with Breast Cancer is an 11-minute educational tape about the use of dance therapy in a 12-week support group for women living with breast cancer at California Pacific Medical Center's Institute of Health and Healing. It was supported by a grant from the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association. This valuable presentation:
These volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices – including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy – are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities.
Breaking research on this growing field is featured, as are observations by healthcare professionals who say the new approaches are helping patients – and also helping professionals rediscover their ancient role as healers.
Conversation with Laura Perls – Laura and Fritz Perls were the co-founders of Gestalt therapy. This video was recorded in 1988 at the New York Gestalt Institute shortly before Laura's death in 1990. Gestalt therapy is often identified with Fritz Perls and his confrontational style. This conversation between Dr. Serlin and Laura Perls gives another, more balanced perspective to the history of Gestalt by showing a feminine approach that emphasizes support and the arts.
Dr. Serlin studied with Laura Perls and taught at the New York Gestalt Institute.
Compassion Fatigue and Regeneration: Whole Person Psychology Tool Kits
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