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Art-Based Research in Health and Well-Being During the Pandemic
  • ISSN: 2040-2457
  • E-ISSN: 2040-2465

Abstract

This article will explore themes that emerged from writings and interviews with creative arts therapy colleagues from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted this research from March through October 2020. During this time, everything we thought we knew about our world shifted. People are living in a ‘liminal’ in-between threshold space from pre-pandemic times to the space of the moment, in between what was and will be. Issues we are living through are immediate and also existential as we negotiate local, national and global collective anxiety, trauma and survival. Artists are familiar with navigating and working in this type of liminal space. The creative process involves learning to stay with unknowns and ambiguity as part of the act of creation. This article shares thoughts and reflections with regard to being of service to others in this time of worldwide crisis.

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2021-12-01
2024-04-22
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