Art has been used for centuries as a healing tool.
Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process is healing.
According to the American Art Therapy Association,
“Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions,develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.”
Through trusting the process of art making in a safe holding environment one can express their world view.
Art Therapy encourages one the opportunity to tap into creative resources and communicate through the arts... Art is a powerful language.
What are the benefits of art therapy?
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Elva Anderson, Ph.D., ATR, LPC