Art, Objects, and Beautiful Stories: A “New” Approach to Spiritual Care

By Dr. Aaron Smith
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The use of story, and the use of art or various arts-based techniques have become popular in a number of helping professions, including spiritual care. There remains a gap in the literature, however, in which an approach comprised of both story and art or objects is explored. This paper addresses this gap by discussing the experience, theory, benefits, and technique of combining story and art or object-based techniques for the provision of spiritual care.

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This is a peer reviewed Article

Article in Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
Volume #: 71
Issue #: 2
Pages: 91-97
Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Year: 2017


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