Art Therapy

Art Therapy involves the use of creative techniques to help people non-verbally express themselves. The approach is founded on the belief that self-expression through artworks is therapeutic; it can help in the healing and understanding of individuals and their problems. People’s artistic creations provide insights about the associations between the creative choices and their thoughts and emotions. This includes the colour, texture, and medium of artworks. Art Therapy can be helpful for individuals of all ages, from children to the elderly.

While you are creating your art, your therapist may ask you several questions:

  • How do you feel about the artistic process?
  • How challenging is it for you to create your artwork?
  • What thoughts and memories come to mind?

Techniques used in Art Therapy:

  • Drawing
  • Colouring
  • Photography
  • Finger painting
  • Sculpting
  • Making collages

What can Art Therapy help with?

  • Adults experiencing severe stress
  • Children suffering from behavioural or social problems at school or at home
  • People who have experienced a traumatic event (e.g. abuse, grief)
  • Children with learning disabilities
  • Individuals suffering from a brain injury
  • People with depression, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders
  • Older individuals who feel lonely or isolated

Moreover, research suggests that Art Therapy can effectively improve communication, concentration, self-esteem, and self-awareness. It is particularly helpful for those who feel out of touch with their emotions or feelings as it is less dependent on verbal communication skills. Art Therapy is typically utilised in conjunction with other psychotherapeutic approaches like group therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Most importantly, you do not have to be artistic in order to engage in Art Therapy. The therapeutic process is not about the artistic value of the creations, but rather about the underlying meaning of the artwork.

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