Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. As an expressive medium, art can be used to help clients communicate, overcome stress, and explore different aspects of their own personalities.

Art therapy uses art materials and the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts.

It is also known as an expressive therapy. This sort of therapy uses art as a means of communication and lets people express and explore their thoughts and emotions. You do not even need to be very artistic or creatively talented to take part in this therapy.

Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with stress.

 
 

What can I expect in an Art Therapy Session?

In an Art Therapy Session, the person taking art therapy will use paints, chalks, and markers to do some of the following types of art therapy: draw or paint their emotions, create a stress painting, design a postcard that you will never send, create an emotion wheel, and the list goes on. This can be really great for those who find it very hard to express their feelings verbally, children and adults.

The goal of art therapy is to utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.

 
 

Types of Art Therapy

– Painting
– Drawing
– Dancing
– Collaging

 

Who Can Benefit From Art Therapy?

Art therapy can be great for a number of people and is perfect for all ages due to its versatility. It can also be great if you have not had luck with verbal therapy and would like to try something new. It can also help open up emotions you may be pushing back or not reflecting on, forcing you to notice them and try and work on them.

People who find it difficult to express their feelings can use Art Therapy to show their emotions without much verbal communication.

 

How Art Therapy is beneficial?

  • Visually dealing with traumatic emotions can feel safer then dealing with them in words.

  • Lets us express things we cannot express in words.

  • Is a powerful therapeutic process that has meaning and comes directly from our own feelings and imagination.

 

Duration: 60 minutes

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