This site makes use of cookies to help improve our understanding of how you use the site.

Inhabited studio: Art therapy and mindfulness, resilience, adversity and refugees

12 December 2018

This article written by Debra Kalmanowitz, is one of the most cited articles ever published in International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape...


This article looks at two refugee women from different countries who took part in the Inhabited Studio, an art therapy and mindfulness studio which follows an imaginative studio approach.

Through these women the article highlights the use of mindfulness and art therapy practice in the context of political violence, trauma and resilience.

The themes of safety, imagination, art therapy and mindfulness are explored and the distinctive role these can play in work with political violence.

By incorporating both art therapy and mindfulness into one model, the Studio was able to adapt to different people, beliefs, copings skills and traumatic experiences.

This article by Debra Kalmanowitz has been made free access until 31st March 2019 here


All BAAT members have free access to all IJAT:Inscape articles through the members' area of the BAAT website here

Everyone is welcome to join BAAT as an Associate Member if they are not an Art Therapist here 

Keep up to date with the latest art therapy articles published in IJAT:Inscape by receiving email alerts here

You can follow IJAT:Inscape on Twitter @IJATInscape

You can join in with the conversation using the hashtag - we'd love to hear which #IJATInscape papers have influenced your practice or research?

IJAT:Inscape is published by BAAT and Taylor & Francis