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Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?1?!

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 18:33:15 -0500


I have also seen where clay is used in an art therapy setting with people
recovering from serious burns. The cover their hands or what is left of
them in a plastic wrap and guide them across the surface of clay at the
beginning. Seems to work well and lowers on site infections which surprised
me. Ya never know....Clay sure saved my life!
-----Original Message-----
From: joym <joym>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Monday, October 05, 1998 9:23 AM
Subject: Clay for aggressive kids?!?1?!

>Forgive me folks! I just received a big error message notice and I'm not
>sure why, or if my response to the above topic will print. So, here's my
>second try:
>
>I'm not really trying to convince anyone. I'm just reporting what is known
>about clay's therapeutic value, and what I've seen work, even with drug
>addicts and law breakers. But, you are there and we are not. I'd say if you
>are that uncomfortable trying it, then it probably isn't a good idea. But,
>I would encourage you to consider that the severe behavior problems that
>you see, and the emotions behind them, can be channeled in positive
>directions. No one said it was easy. Undoubtedly, it is a tough tough job.
>
>Joy
>art therapist (who has never worked with rich, suburban kids)
>