When Cannabis and Art Therapy Meet…

(Original article written by Bailey Rahn at Leafly)

AUS alumnus, mental health professional, graduate professor, and licensed art therapist, Michael Buchert, is highlighted in a Leafly article, as he takes the author through a facilitated art therapy session, cannabis not just included, but required.

The experience was mind-altering, says Bailey Rahn the writer. “The mandalas appeared as a mirror of the mind, a literal illustration of what was happening in each of our heads after cannabis dismantled this dam of perfectionism.”

If cannabis has this capacity to encourage self-expression and introspection why wouldn’t any therapist want to use it in their own practice?

Because currently, it’s illegal under Washington State Law.

Find out why here

(photo credit: Leafly)

Antioch University

Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

© 2020 Antioch University. All Rights Reserved.

Skip to content