Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP, author of Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice
At the heart of Karen Gibbon's book is the Intention Centered Yoga and Art Therapy technique (ICYAT), which entwines intention into the seat of yoga, mudras, and artwork. Delineating the ethical, educational and professional practices for yoga therapy and art therapy, Gibbons combines these interrelated modalities into a mutually beneficial prescription to promote wellbeing and restructurehabitual patterns towards health.
Eileen P McGann, ATR-BC, LCAT Graduate Faculty, School of Visual Arts and New York University Graduate Director of the Arts and Creative Therapies, MercyFirst, Syosset NY
A work of art! Gibbons provides an in-depth perspective to combining Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy with a pure, grounded understanding that only practice and wisdom can create. Her sensitive and highly developed approach guides us in a gentle and clear manner that is inspiring. Namaste!
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, Executive Director, Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, Louisville, Kentucky
Gibbons has brought together two embodied approaches to treatment- yoga and art therapy- and opened up a conversation about just how these two powerful modalities can engage the healing process. With the growing interest and research on mind-body approaches to health and well-being, this book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals including art therapists, dance and movement therapists, counselors, psychologists, nurses, yoga instructors and integrative healthcare practitioners.
Lisa R. Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC, Adjunct Faculty Member, Graduate Art Therapy Program, School of Visual Arts, New York City, Associate Professor, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven and author of Ethics in Art Therapy
Karen Gibbons skilfully navigates the complex blending of art therapy and yoga with professionalism, ethical clarity and reflective deliberation. For all art therapists wishing to complement their art therapy practice, this book is a practical and invaluable guide to aid in enhancing the mind body connection found in both yoga and the creative art process.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, Founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute
If you enjoy yoga and art, you will appreciate Karen Gibbon's integration of yoga therapy and art therapy into an easy-to-follow protocol that combines art directives and yoga practices to address the psycho-spiritual needs of your clients and students. Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy makes a unique and useful contribution to the field of art therapy and yoga therapy. If you're an art therapist, it belongs on your shelf. You will reference it often.