What is art therapy?
A creative process, facilitated by an art therapist, in exploration of feelings, reconciliation of emotions, fostering self-awareness, behavior management or addiction management, as one develops social skills.
What is the Objective of art therapy?
Reduction of anxiety, Increased self-esteem, improve or restore a sense of personal well-being.
What are the benefits of art therapy?
Include but are not limited to:
Safe –a safe confidential space where clients can express themselves Accessible – everyone is capable of creative expression, regardless of age, ability, or circumstance
Strengths-based – a creative process making, changing, building and doing –tapping into strengths and learning what can be done
Positive – a creation made from anything, that changes moods and may be enjoyable
Expressive – an outlet for emotional release and inspired energy
Empowering –a process to practice change, realization of strengths and skills that reach beyond session and into daily routine
Playful – a letting go, seeing things lightly and enjoyable, having fun
Practical – a building of skills that motivate an increase of self-esteem
Concrete – a visual reminders of the process is an adaptation in remembering and using skills learned
Mindful –Art therapy is a tool in the practice of mindfulness. Learning to be grounded and present
Strengthening –encouraging both verbal and nonverbal communication to strengthen the union of the left and right sides of the brain, to improve memory and enhance brain capacity.
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