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Nancy Nierman-Baker

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Art Therapist and Clinical Counse...

Phone: (330) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Ohio , United States
Akron General Medical Center
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron , Ohio 44307
United States

Company Description: Akron General Medical Center is a 511-bed, 26-bassinet, adult, tertiary-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital with regional referral centers in Cardiology, Cancer,...   more

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Immediately following will be an ..., 2 May 2008 [cached]
Immediately following will be an interactive session on Expressing Yourself with Art to Reduce Stress facilitated by Nancy Nierman Baker, Art Therapist, Akron General Medical Center.
Registration is required.
Beacon Journal | 08/12/2003 | Art helps people deal with problems, 13 Aug 2003 [cached]
Yet following the lecture, the therapist, Nancy Nierman-Baker, shared with me her personal story: Why she returned to school in midlife for a master's degree in art therapy.Why she now works with psychiatric patients.And how she more fully came to understand the fundamental need we all have to express ourselves -- whatever the means, and especially when we're in trouble.
In her work at Akron General Medical Center, Nierman-Baker leads patients in daylong art sessions, where they do activities such as making face masks to portray themselves.For many patients, the classes are the last alternative to hospitalization.
Nierman-Baker has always been an artist.But it wasn't until she got sick with cancer, and feared imminent death, that art became such a profound means of expression that it altered the course of her life.
Fourteen years ago, when she was diagnosed with third-stage ovarian cancer, her odds weren't good.Painting became a way to relieve some of the anxiety.
Do you know what she painted?Herself, in various stages of illness.What she looked like with a bald head.Or wearing a scarf.Or how she appeared in the chemotherapy room, with all the equipment around her.
Now Nierman-Baker talks about her brush with death as casually as if it were a missed date.The way she looks at it now, the experience gave her a new purpose in life.
"Art therapy releases whatever needs to emerge," she said."The art is the metaphor.Being witness to that can be very humbling."
Nierman-Baker introduced me to a couple of her associates, who also had stories to tell -- although more along the lines of people turning to art in everyday circumstances.
Gail Rule-Hoffman, Nierman-Baker's former professor at Ursuline College near Cleveland, said that people sometimes find their lives changed by taking a simple art class.
In her lecture at the community health fair that day, Nierman-Baker said that people "learn about themselves through the subconscious."What's important, she said, is the process "of putting innermost thoughts in tangible form."
Leader Publications, Akron, Ohio, 27 Dec 2001 [cached]
Nancy Nierman-Baker, a registered art therapist who works in the Center for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Akron General Medical Center, said she has noticed a shift in the way people think.
"They used to look for answers for themselves, but now they are becoming more concerned about others," Nierman-Baker said."They are more willing to look inside themselves rather than thinking those answers are 'out there' somewhere.People are becoming more introspective, more spiritual.At first, we thought this was a reaction to the uncertainty and fear they were feeling immediately after the September attacks, but it seems to be a lasting trend, and we hope it will continue."
Nierman-Baker said making New Year's resolutions could be a way for people to get beyond fear and keep the positive attitudes they are developing.
Another positive trend, according to the Public Agenda Foundation, is that Americans intend to make less stringent resolutions, and that means they are more likely to keep them.Winter doldrums, post-holiday letdown, the aftermath of holiday spending sprees -- add to this a list of New Year's resolutions that feel like boot camp -- and it's no wonder most resolutions are broken before Super Bowl weekend.Though people may abandon the resolutions that don't work, the idea of making them is sound.The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to take stock of your life and resolve to make positive changes.
According to a growing body of research, the problem is not that resolutions don't work -- taking on too much at one time doesn't work.
NEABPD Workshops - Borderline Personality Disorder - National Education Alliance - NEABPD Website, 21 April 2006 [cached]
Nancy Nierman-Baker, PC, ATR
Licensed Professional Counselor
and Registered Art Therapist,
Akron General Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty, Ursuline College
Nancy Nierman-Baker, PC, ATR
Group C - DBT Skills
NEABPD Workshops - Borderline Personality Disorder - National Education Alliance - NEABPD Website, 21 April 2006 [cached]
Nancy Nierman-Baker, PC, ATR
Licensed Professional Counselor and
Registered Art Therapist, Akron General Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty,
Nancy Nierman-Baker, PC, ATR
Group C - DBT Skills
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