3 Minute Art Therapy

About this original series

Quick life changing art projects with Pamela Hayes. PAMELA M. HAYES, MFT, ATR-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the state of California and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Her specialties include: alcohol and drug addictions, foster care and adoption issues, parenting skills, gender identity, depression and anxiety, grief and ADHD. She is also a court certified Sexual Abuse Evaluator and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Ms. Hayes has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles, CA and a Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from The College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA Ms. Hayes is a noted speaker and educator. She taught art therapy courses at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and lectures throughout the United States. Ms. Hayes is also a painter, a runner, a black-belt in Mixed Martial Arts and the mother of two children that she home schooled for the first 10 years of their lives, and the process of combined parenting and teaching has furthered her understanding of family dynamics. Ms. Hayes' experiences, both personally and professionally, makes her a skilled and knowledgeable instructor.

Episodes of 3 Minute Art Therapy

    • Experiment with New Materials (Episode 010)

      Pamela tries some new painting techniques using rubbing alcohol, resist and scraping. She tries, but is not satisfied with the outcome. We can still learn from that.

      • Release date
        Sep 20, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:08
    • Challenge: Be Your Best Self (Episode 009)

      Pamela shows you how to challenge yourself with an origami project, and than she demonstrates how you can live up to the person you want to be. Also, Pamela makes some summer reading suggestions.

      • Release date
        Jun 13, 2012
      • Runtime
        05:24
    • Breaking Through Resistance (Episode 008)

      Pamela answers a frequently asked questions... How do I deal with a client who is really resistant to drawing? This episode gives five techniques to help clients break through their own resistance and reduce their perfectionistic tendencies.

      • Release date
        May 14, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:22
    • Revitalize Yourself (Episode 007)

      Are you feeling uninspired, depressed or bored? Pamela shares a unique art project to wake up your senses.

      • Release date
        Apr 24, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:23
    • Beaded Lizard Instructions

      Pamela provides detailed instructions on how to make a lizard out of beads. Following the in how to demonstration, Pamela explains how the beaded lizard can be used as a therapeutic tool for diffusing anger or decreasing stress. (download PDF instructions at www.hayesarttherapy.com)

      • Release date
        Apr 16, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:33
    • Can Art Re-Traumatize?

      For those who have experienced a traumatic event, Pamela shows how the art process can re-program our memories to deactivate the emotional response. The art process can pair the traumatic memory with a feelings of deep relaxation.

      • Release date
        Mar 26, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:16
    • Visualization (Episode 004)

      With her upcoming Blackbelt test drawing close, Pamela uses painting and visualization to prepare.

      • Release date
        Mar 12, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:19
    • Indomitable Spirit (Episode 003)

      Pamela is preparing for her 2nd Dan Black Belt test in MMA. Through a frustrating series of unsatisfying art techniques, Pamela finds the meaning of Indomitable Spirit.

      • Release date
        Feb 27, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:35
    • Soothing Drawing (episode 002)

      Pamela introduces herself, and shares some artwork. Description of a perfect art technique for when you are feeling upset or angry. Pamela shares her own experience.

      • Release date
        Feb 19, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:22
    • Scribble Drawing (Episode 001)

      Unlock your subconscious feelings with a simple scribble drawing. Art Therapist Pamela Hayes shows you how.

      • Release date
        Feb 5, 2012
      • Runtime
        03:00