Art therapy for children and young people...

Art therapy can be a beneficial therapeutic process for all ages. For children and young people, it can be extremely effective for processing emotions. After many years working with children in the classroom, I have seen how they can sometimes find it hard to describe their feelings in appropriate ways. Art therapy allows children and young people to explore their emotions in a safe environment, and gives them the opportunity to express them visually, when words prove too difficult.

Art therapy can help children process and cope with:

  • The death of a family member or friend

  • Childhood trauma

  • Learning disabilities

  • Emotional issues like fear of abandonment or phobias

  • The challenges of serious disease in the family like cancer

  • Physical disabilities

  • Bullying

  • Friendship issues

It can also help students with behavioral problems. Plus, it is loads of fun!

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