The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal
In this book is an introductory guide for newcomers to the field of expressive therapy. It includes many concrete examples of Halprin's method in visual illustrations and through a variety of therapeutic excercises. One of the highlights of expressive therapy is its embrace of multiplicity fuelling an initiation into de-territorialised spaces of mind and body, where anything can happen.
Jack S. Weller
This book marks, I believe, the period of the coming of age of expressive arts therapy in relation to our global society. It makes a significant contribution to practitioners, students and teachers in this field, and it also makes a broader contribution to what is referred to as "living artfully in a fragmented world." Anyone walking the path of growth and transformation will benefit from this embodied, arts based approach. For me, and I hope for all of us, the arrival of this book is cause for celebration!
Beth Lucchi, American Dance Therapy Association
It is clear from Halprin's writings that her work is not only about self-preservation, but also about preservation of this beautiful planet we depend upon to nurture our souls daily. Given the disembodied age we are entering with advanced technologies, she believes it is expressive artist's ethical obligation to reintroduce the arts back into daily living. Reading her book will indeed inspire those inclined, to hear the message and respond to the call.