Art and Science Combined
Art therapy is a vehicle to expressing emotions, healing, and growing. Art can be used as a means of relaxation. Exploring new materials, creating mindless sketches and drawings, and utilizing art as self-care are all examples of using art that feels good. When we use art in this mindful way, we are allowing the creativity and exploration to be a means of therapy, the art becomes your escape from stress!
Who is art therapy for?
Everyone! Anyone who is open to trying this kind of therapy will benefit. This includes young kids, teens, adults, and even seniors. Creating art provides you with the opportunity to express yourself in ways that words cannot, provide distance when working through a challenging time or event, and support the healing process uniquely from other methods of therapy. It has the ability to impact your physical and mental health by providing a universal language of creativity and expression.
Art therapy can help with:
• Social skills
• Relationship issues
• Mindfulness and relaxation
If you are going through a specific challenge or trauma, art therapy has evidence-based interventions that can support processing the difficulties you are facing. Oftentimes it is difficult to find the words to express how an event impacted you and your emotions. Through specific art-based interventions your art therapist will invite you to explore these challenges with art tasks that align with what you may have gone through or are experiencing presently.