What is Art Therapy?
WHEN WORDS DON'T COME EASY
Art therapy is a distinct mental health profession facilitated by a qualified art therapist which incorporates art media and the creative process to support personal and therapeutic goals.
Benefits of art therapy include but are not limited to the following:
Aids in expressing parts of the psyche which cannot be adequately described with words alone
Creates a safe place to explore your inner experience through imagery and symbolism
Helps to bridge the gap between the emotional mind and logical mind
Helps to access your inner wisdom or messages from your subconscious
Helps reduce levels of distress while dealing with difficult and painful emotions
Creates distance between you and your pain
Helps facilitate mindfulness, or the practice of being present with an attitude of curiosity and acceptance (playfulness)