Art therapist Melissa Walker achieves ‘spectacular results' by helping military vets uncover their hidden wounds in creative, non-threatening ways.
“Give a man a mask,” said Oscar Wilde, “and he will tell you the truth.”
A clever adage, to be sure. But for creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, it’s actually the process of unmasking the invisible wounds of her patients that enables them to discover what’s true – and what’s not – and to experience lasting healing.
“Imagine you are a high ranking military service member deployed to Afghanistan,” said Walker during her talk at last year’s TEDMED conference in Palm Springs. “Incoming mortar rounds are exploding all around you. Struggling to see through the dust and the smoke, you do your best to help those wounded and crawl to a nearby bunker.
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This article was published on Communities Digital News, @CommDigiNews on January 31, 2016