Healing Through Imagery
Anyone, with any kind of camera, can do Therapeutic Photography.
Most of us already use photography to increase our self-understanding, cherish the people we love, to document our lives, to capture important milestones and victories, to savor beauty, or to come to grips with tragedy and loss.
Therapeutic Photography makes this natural process conscious and intentional.
Therapeutic Photography can be (and is) done by anyone without the help of a trained therapist.
Selfies can be Therapeutic
Self-Portraiture for Healing
For personal growth.
For identity exploration and repair.
For trauma survivors
In coping with mental and physical illness
Just look around: Everywhere we see people with their camera phones clicking images of everything possible! We are compelled to photograph our worlds.
Therapeutic Photography Can
Healing Can Be Artful and Fun
An International Community
A friend and colleague from Italy and Spain, Cristina Nunez who is a performance artist and trainer conducts self-portrait workshops online and in person. Have fun exploring her website. Cristina is responsible for my first introduction to the phototherapy community by inviting me to theInternational PhotoTherapy Symposium in Finland in 2011 at the University of Turku.
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PhotoTherapy & Therapeutic
What is PhotoTherapy?
Insight Through Imagery
PhotoTherapy is the use of photographs in a therapy session to connect people with their, often hidden, internal worlds.
We use your personal snapshots and photo albums (paper or digital) to access deep parts of yourself and the often hidden messages you've received from your family and the many experiences of your life that still shape your life.
PhotoTherapy is the use of photos asto cue memories, stimulate ideas and meaningful personal insights.
The Importance of Visual Imagery
To Learn More
My friend and colleague Judy Weiser the grand dam of the international PhotoTherapy community, teacher, trainer, therapist, and author, hosts the comprehensive up-to-date website on all things PhotoTherapy.
She has written the primary text, PhotoTherapy Techniques, used by photo therapists around the world and has been translated into several languages.