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Art therapy \'ärt\ˈTHerəpē\ :

 

Make art. Make connections. Express yourself and discover meaning through therapeutic interaction.

Art heals.

 

Art-making is naturally therapeutic. Add the expertise of an art therapist and the experience can be transformational.

  • Emotional expression and release
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Social connection
  • Confidence boost
  • Fun and relaxation
  • Identity formation
  • Self-awareness
  • Sense of purpose and meaning
  • Bridge reality and imagination
  • Sensory and cognitive engagement

 

 Issues    &    Benefits

  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Guilt and shame
  • Dysfunctional behaviors
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Transition and stress
  • Hopelessness

 Materials  &  Methods

 

String| Paint| Word| Recyclable| Fabric| Wood| Water| Pastel| Plaster| Ink| Paper| Etc.

 

A mask of personalities.  A monster for worries.  An animal family portrait.

Paint with fingers or eyes closed.  Self-soothe with sand, water, play.   

Assemble words, images, objects.  Release - splatter paint, mold clay.

Explore a dream.  Keepsake a memory.  Face a fear.  

Be seen, heard, and understood.

 

Life is a story and you are the author, illustrator and animator.  

 

 

 

He(art)therapy

All images © 2013-2016 Angelica Atkins