The Beautiful Benefits of

Art Therapy!

Art therapy is a passion of mine. I have a Bachelor of Teaching and recently I completed my Art Therapist/ Clinical Art Therapist diplomas. I first began my study on Art therapy after suffering my own trauma, when I first began to look for ways to help myself heal. I have always loved creating art, especially with the children in my classroom. But, it was only once I began to delve into the work of an Art Therapist, that I realised the full potential in using art creation for healing, and to maintain emotional well-being.

 

Art therapy is the combination of art and psychotherapy, and it can be defined as a therapeutic process that uses art as a form of therapy. Throughout my study, I have learnt how to work with clients on a whole range of areas within their lives, some of which I have listed below.

  • colour therapy

  • symbolism

  • the mind/ body connection

  • mindfulness

  • visualisation

  • healing through drawing/ painting/ sculpture and collage

  • using nature in art

  • self-healing

  • self-expression

  • personal development

  • emotion work

  • stress management

  • grief and bereavement

  • art therapy for children and young people

  • art therapy for mental illness

As you can see, there are so many ways that Art therapy can help people of all ages, and all walks of life, to live their best life. It is important to note here, that Art therapy does not focus on the ability to be an 'artist', it focusses on the process of creating art for healing and emotional well-being. So, even if you think you're 'no good' at painting or drawing (nobody is 'no good' either by the way), it is the process of delving into the subconscious mind to find those hidden things that may be holding us back, that leads us to the wonderful healing part of Art therapy.

You can find some simple Art therapy activities to try at home in my Blog.

Happy creating!

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