Art has the potential to change lives and in profound ways. When words are not enough, we turn to images and symbols to tell our stories. And in telling our stories through art, we can find a path to health and wellness, emotional reparation, recovery, and ultimately, transformation. This is goal of art therapy.
Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of different art materials such as paints, chalks, markers, and more.
Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, but not limited to: fostering self-expression, enhancing coping skills, managing stress, and strengthening a sense of self.
Art therapy is especially effective with younger adults, teens, and children but, is also useful to adults of all ages.
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