Resources: Articles + Chapters


Brooker, Miram Rose (2015). Focusing and Art as Ways to Explore the Implicit and Non-Verbal Aspects of Women's Abortion ExperiencesOutskirts Online Journal (32), pp. 1-14.


Klagsbrun, J, Rappaport, L. et al (2005). ‘Focusing and Expressive Arts Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Women with Breast Cancer.’ Journal of Creativity and Mental Health, 1, (1). 107-137.


Rappaport, L. (2006). Clearing A Space: Expressing the Wholeness Within Using Art.

Rappaport, L. (in press). Enhancing Imagery with Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts. In Davenport, L. Transformative imagery.


Rappaport, L. (1988). Focusing and art therapy, The Focusing Connection. 5(3), 1-2.

Rappaport, L. (2006). Focusing and Art Therapy: Bridging Inner and Outer Experiences of Creativity. Staying in Focus: The Focusing Institute Newsletter, Volume VI, Number 3.


Rappaport, L. (1998). Focusing and Art Therapy: Tools for Working Through Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder.  A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy, 17 (1), 36-40.


Rappaport, L. (1993). Focusing with Art and Creative Movement: A Method for Stress Management, The Focusing Connection, X (2), 1-3.


Rappaport, L. (2016).  Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy. In J. Rubin (Ed.).  Approaches to Art Therapy. 3rd edition. NY: Taylor and Francis Group.


Rappaport, L. (2009). Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy. The Folio: Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy, Vol. 21, (1), 139-155.


Rappaport, L. (2010). Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy with Trauma (2010). The Journal for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy, Vol. 9, (2), 128-143.


Rappaport, L. (2010). Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: A Mindfulness Based Approach (Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute).


Rappaport, L. (2013). 'Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy with People Who Have Chronic Illnesses.’ In C. Malchiodi, (Ed.). Art therapy and healthcare. New York: Guilford Press.


 Rappaport, L. (2014). ‘Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion, and Accessing Inner Wisdom.’ In L. Rappaport. (Ed.), Mindfulness and the arts therapies: Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Rappaport, L. (2015).  ‘Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapies and Mindfulness with Children and Adolescents with Trauma’ In C. Malchiodi, (Ed.) Creative interventions with traumatized children, 2nd edition.  New York: Guilford Press.


Rappaport, L. (2014). ‘Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy: Working on the Avenues.’ In G. Madison, (Ed.) Theory and Practice of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: Beyond the Talking Cure. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Rappaport, L. (2014). Integrating Focusing with the Expressive Arts Therapies and Mindfulness. The Folio: Journal for Person-Centered Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy, 152-161. 

Rappaport, L. (2011). The Felt Sense is the Doorway to the Arts. Staying in Focus: The Focusing Institute Newsletter, Volume XI, Number 1. 


Rappaport, L.  (2013). ‘Trusting the felt sense in art-based research.’ In S. McNiff, (Ed.) Art as research: Opportunities and challenges. Bristol, UK: Intellect Publishers.


Weiner, E. T. & Rappaport, L. (2014). ‘Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy with Children and Adolescents.’ In L. Rappaport,  (Ed.), Mindfulness and the arts therapies: Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Resources: FOAT in the Media

Kelly, E. (2016). 6 Steps To Turn Mindless Activities Into Mindful Ones