Welcome To Celtic Art Therapy
Celtic Art Therapy was created by the Celtic artist, Ravensdaughter, the art name for Erin Hunt Rado. Erin specializes in a newer form of Celtic art that, while based on classic Celtic art, focuses on the overall pathway of the intertwining knot. Using this method of construction, Erin began to integrate her modern perspective into traditional Celtic knot work to create art pieces that both honor and advance the Celtic tradition.
Erin discovered that tracing the path of her Celtic knots focused the mind in a relaxing way, and she began to sell “relaxation plates” in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, based on feedback from parents, educators and clinicians, Erin renamed the product “Celtic Meditation Plates”, and began to explore the therapeutic value of her art.
In 2012, Erin renamed the product once again, calling her creations “Celtic Art Therapy Plates”. With years of anecdotes and observations from renaissance festivals, Scottish games, art & wine festivals and other public venues, Erin saw consistent responses to Celtic Art Therapy when dealing with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and other conditions such as MS, stroke recovery and brain surgery recovery.
Also in 2012, Erin began to show Celtic Art Therapy at notable psychological conferences where she was introduced to the concept of Mindfulness. Erin quickly realized that what she had created was not a relaxation or meditation tool, but a Mindfulness Tool that could induce an a mindful state within moments of use and sustain that mindful state for the full length of time a person traced her Celtic Art Therapy designs.
In 2013, Erin showed Celtic Art Therapy at the national conferences for EMDR, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, School Psychologists, Psychotherapy Networker, Educational Therapists; and at several regional conferences focusing on autism, addiction and general psychology.
Now in 2014, Erin hopes to further Celtic Art Therapy by working with psychotherapy professionals to create mindfulness designs targeted at specific psychological modalities, and to conduct clinical studies involving Celtic Art Therapy which will hopefully be published in 2015.