Make art and train the brain
An integrated learning model; armed with a neuroscience perspective
Accelerate cognitive functioning (IQ)
Concentration on new task
Black and white
Enhance emotional development (EQ)
Colours and humour
“Psychotherapy has been described as both an art and a science. A central theme of principles of psychotherapy is that psychotherapy is neither art alone nor science alone but both. Effective psychotherapy is an art that rests on science.” (Weiner & Bornstein, 2009).
Art and the brain: facilitating learning
Most of us have been taught to think using only one part of our brain, being taught to process information in a rigid linear sequence, at times blocking emotions, intuition, creativity, and the capacity to try different solutions, limiting growth.
By using more dominantly the left hemisphere, we neglect the benefits brought by the right hemisphere of the brain.
Integrating Both Sides of the Brain
ATIC’s approach stimulates the diverse areas of the brain, helping neuron development in establishing new connections and pathways. This allows a person to develop their strengths and weaknesses, diversify fields of interest, re-learn information that may have been challenging, form a healthy identity, and reach an overall higher functioning through integrating both hemispheres of the brain. Strengthening attachments and improving cognitive abilities.
Art therapy promotes higher cognitive functioning through promoting EEG rhythms to increase alpha frequency, thus decreasing behavioural symptoms such as anxiety, and barriers to a person’s attention and learning potential.
Art therapy enables higher emotional functioning, creating emotional–centred images promoting brain activity in the limbic system, simultaneously engaging the hippocampus, thus encouraging enhanced cognitive performance.