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1 USE YOUR CREATIVITY! LIFE-REVIEW IN AN OTHER PERSPECTIVE Docent: Helinde Bredie (Saxion, TP) Kom verder. Saxion.

2 Example Community art project: MAAK Start: 10 year after the explosion of a factory for firework in Enschede.

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8 Programm Introduction Expectations? Theory Discussion Excersise Break Life line and selfportret Evaluation

9 Creativity used in: Art Therapy Problemsolving Innovation... And more?

10 Positive psychology and creativity Second strength on list of 24 is creatitvity Related to the basic needs: autonomy, relatedness and competence Creativity leads to flow and is a way of mindfulness and savory And more...

11 Thinking out of the box C1yYB85ArHE&feature=related

12 Experiment: connect the 9 dots using four straight lines without lifting your pencil of the paper

13 Write on your card your expectations for this workshop and what for you the meaning of creativity is and than... Make a mobile with your card!

14 Creative process Our thoughts (f.e. mental images) Our language (f.e. words) Our actions, behaviour and expression Fysical world around us which we can perceive with our senses

15 Creativity Is not only for the talented artist Is about spirituality and meaning of life Gives us a form to express our feelings or view of life

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17 Creativity is...(not)... ppspvruchw&nr=1

18 Creativity Structure Function Context behaviour

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20 Transformation

21 Henk Smeijsters

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23 Themes in Searching for the meaning in your life Names Houses you lived in Rescources Hands Pictures Friendship Balance Personal line of life and turningpoints Scences of early age Desire Future (letter) Identity

24 ELEVEN A poem with eleven words in 5 lines word from your second print words that are submisive to the first word words in which a colour is called words that form together a question word that s a kind of conclusion

25 Example ELEVEN-poem Fine Just small Or so red In a powerfull way? Passionate

26 Esthetic illusion

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28 Creative therapy Non-verbal Helps to express supressed or hidden emotions

29 Creativity and genetics Genetic Neuroguline: Found in creative persons and is also associated with schizofrenic and bipolair disseasses (study of 128, Semmelweis university 2009) Creativity can be learned (Bono, COCD)

30 Creative therapy Non-verbal Helps to express supressed or hidden emotions

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32 Spinning lady P93CnIAjNGU&feature=related

33 If you are seeing this lady spinning clockwise, then it means you are using the right side of the brain. If you are seeing her spinning counterclockwise, then you are using the left side of the brain. Some people are able to see her spinning in both directions, but most of them see her rotating only in one. If you can see her spin in one directions and then make her spin in the other, then you are a part of a handful of people. Even if it might not seem so, both directions can be seen. Apparently, this fact has been proved at the Yale University, USA, after 5 years of studying the human brain and its functions. Supposedly only 14% of the US population can see her spinning in both directions.

34 Effects creative therapy (1) Building trust and safity to disclose your problems (f.e. trauma s): example for a process goal Support working through the psychological process (multi-disciplinary) To connect with hidden memories or experiences

35 Effects of creative therapy (2) To facilitate reduction of stress (f.e. sleepingproblems and nightmares): example for a product goal To feel (a small) succes: positive conformation Relaxation and distraction

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37 less evidence based effect creative interventions No difference found in positive copingmechanism, selfesteem and social support before and after workshops No suitable instrument for measuring psychological wellbeing yougsters in area of war

38 Forms of creative or Art therapy expressive therapy Drama therapy Dance therapy Music therapy Writing therapy

39 Applications of creative therapy Part of therapeutic process in clinical settings, fe. psychiatry, mental limitations Activity work f.e. in nursing homes Facilitate thinking and brainstorm-processes in companies fe. teambuilding Reminesence and life review, fe. Training Meaning of life Life books demented eldery Etc

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41 Depression in later life Experiences of loss (health, spouse, job, house,etc.) and bereavement Hormonal influences (female) Loneliness, social isolation Negative thinking No confindental person Negative thoughts about past, present and/or future

42 Why life review as therapeutic method? To get power from the past: how did I cope with difficult things in my life before? Increase in mastery To find a balance between past, present and future To find hidden resources

43 Creativity and our memory

44 experiment Smell the content of the glass and write down your first association.

45 Stages of recollection First recollection is in images, around three years You haven t yet developped your language First images and senses, than context (incl. emotions) and later whole periods with detailed infornation about conversations and conclussions

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47 Making selfportret, part 1 First make a line of your life with turningpoints/markings, stop in the present: use symbols, images or words x x x x---etc. Birth primary school secondary school first job

48 Practical part 2

49 Making a selfportret part 2: be creative!!!!!!!!!! Put your symbol in the middle. Where are you coming from (past), where are you now (present), what are your wishes and goals for the future (past). How do you perceive yourself? What are your qualities, what do you like, what are your values? What makes your life meaningfull?

50 muziek =related =related =related

51 Dudink, A. (2007).Creativiteit in de hulpverlening. Amsterdam: BOOM uitgeverij.

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53 Life books For the demented elderly: to perserve identity Enabling communication between caregivers, family and the demented elderly Stimulating longterm memory

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