Art Therapy is a highly effective way to connect mind, body, and soul in a safe and supporting environment for healing. Art therapy helps the client safely unlock and express emotions that may have been difficult to express verbally.
You don’t have to be an artist or especially creative to benefit greatly from art therapy. Often times, when talk therapy has been less effective or a client is feeling stuck, art therapy can be the break through needed to continue moving forward. The process of creativity brings forth a deeper level of understanding.
Art is a language all on its own. Art provides a way to express thoughts, feelings, needs, and conflicts in a way that may feel more secure than speaking the concerns aloud. Individuals of all ages have found art therapy beneficial.
Art therapy can help to:
- Process trauma
- Increase self-worth
- Settle the nervous system
- Develop social skills
- Manage behaviors and addictions
- Gain self-awareness
- Explore feelings and conflicts
- Reduce depression & anxiety
- Improve connection to self and others