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dc.contributor.authorFaith, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-07T14:21:00Z
dc.date.available2021-01-07T14:21:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.smwc.edu/handle/20.500.12770/212
dc.description.abstractThis research was a heuristic study that investigated visual journaling and self-portraiture directives to reduce compulsive eating. The daily six-week art journaling included rating compulsive eating impulses, self-portraiture, and gestalt responses for deeper reflection. Results of the study were based on thematic and symbol repetition found in the visual and written responses. Discussion of personal experiences with compulsive eating and trauma relating to the triggers was also included. Discussion on the discovery of the positive impacts of exercise and of neuro-transmitters in relation to increased positive mood, increased focus, and reduction of depression are included. Comparison of a pre-and post-study self-portraits provided data on the overall effectiveness of exploration of self-perception and integration of self.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectArt therapyen_US
dc.subjectEating disordersen_US
dc.subjectCompulsive eatingen_US
dc.subjectDiaries--Authorshipen_US
dc.subjectSelf-portraitsen_US
dc.titleReducing Compulsive Eating Episodes Using Art Journaling and Self-Portraitureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreenameMaster of Arts in Art Therapyen_US


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