Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art: Drawing from the Center


This workbook offers everyone – regardless of previous experience or artistic talent – to manage symptoms of traumatic stress in a creative, life-affirming way.

Three art therapists have collaborated to produce this unique workbook designed especially for trauma survivors. Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art introduces inventive ways to understand, manage, and transform the aftereffects of trauma. It was created to inspire survivors to explore the aftermath of traumatic stress as it affects self-image, relationships with others, and functioning in the world.

The 26 projects in this book encourage creative growth and help to establish a sense of personal safety, while exploring and honoring feelings of anger, fear, shame, and sadness. The art experiences are broad enough to be of value to survivors of a wide variety of traumatic experiences, ranging from childhood abuse to accidents to disabling mental illness.

Highly recommended for both client use and workshop participants.

Authors: Barry M. Cohen, M.A., A.T.R., Mary-Michola Barnes, M.A., A.T.R., and Anita B. Rankin, M.A.

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .5 in
Levellers Press