Art Therapy can help an individual to express how they feel non verbally. It is a form of psychotherapy that concentrated on using the expressive arts to enable expression of feelings that are hard to express verbally. Neuroscience research has shown that creative activity is important in helping the brain process trauma and is essential for brain development.
How can art therapy help my child?
At ATIC we focus on helping children through art therapy learn new ways of expressing themselves through art and play.
We focus on helping the child develop creative art skills as well as helping them regulate their emotions. Art Therapy can help children build their confidence and self-esteem through a positive art making experience. Through non-directive and creative activity in therapy it can help a child manage anxiety, overcome rigid thinking and manage emotional challenges.
Expressive art making activity removes the barriers of language and can be a safe place to explore emotions. Which can aid emotional and cognitive development.
How art therapy can help adolescents?
Adolescents can have difficulty managing their behaviour and regulating their emotions, they may struggle to express how they feel verbally. Art Therapy can provide a safer environment to express emotions and allow them a space to learn and develop through play, providing them with specific tools to regulate their emotions and manage their behaviour.
Art therapy with adults
Often a person can feel stuck, unable to verbally tell you what’s wrong, with art therapy there is another way you can express how you feel through art. It can feel safer to explore your feelings using a nonverbal approach.
Often giving a person permission to play and express art can open doors to new ways of looking at the world and promote healthy emotional wellbeing. Allowing ourselves to be creative can help us improve our cognitive functioning and lead more fulfilling relationships.
Art Therapy for anger management, anxiety, depression and stress
The great strength about art therapy is that clients can use nonverbal creative methods to explore how they feel. It is another method alongside verbal therapy to help a person process uncomfortable experiences.
Express rather than repress
Depression can be debilitating and drain the energy out of you. It sometimes leaves you feeling anxious and frightened about the future. Life can be a struggle on days that feel grey and uncertain. You can feel stuck and blocked, unable to verbally express what’s wrong.
There is another way to express how you feel. Art therapy offers a safer and more soothing way to explore intense feelings using a nonverbal approach.
At ATIC we use creative approaches to explore the ways you have dealt with obstacles in the past and work out a more fulfilling route from your experiences.
You gain the strength to enact change by discovering new ways of looking at the world and resilience to lifes many challenges.