'What is Art Therapy?'
“Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. It is practiced by qualified, "Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy."
Art therapy may be provided for groups, or for individuals, depending on clients’ needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.”
Who Benefits from Art Therapy?
While art therapy can benefit children greatly, it can also be very helpful to teen agers, adults. Really, anyone can benefit from art therapy.
For managers and staff under pressure. For people who are generally stressed and overworked
For people with mental health problems, For people with severe learning difficulties
For children and young people who have problems conforming in school and to personal problems at home.
For people who feel they are problem free but would like the opportunity to explore issues within themselves
Art Therapy Benefits For People with More Serious Disorders-
Art therapy can benefit a wide-spectrum of disorders, diseases, and disabilities. Art therapy can help improve various mental and physical symptoms including, but not limited to, reducing pain, anxiety, and tension. It can be beneficial to those who have mental disorders, severe or light emotional abuse, and cancer, post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), people who are bipolar, and a variety of other serious ailments. It can improve lives by helping people improve their mental, emotional, and even physical states. It can raise the quality of life for many people, and it’s worth considering if it can aid you in some way or another.
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