Expressive arts therapy is for everyone: from professional artists to those who haven’t picked up a crayon since childhood. Or for anyone who wishes to utilize additional forms of expression and communication than just talk alone. The process of creation itself is healing and connect us to our inner strengths and knowledge. Besides, why can’t therapy be fun! Some forms of expressive arts therapy include: collage, poetry, music, drawing, painting, role play, gesturing, creative movement, drama, puppetry and sandtray.
The power of the arts can be harnessed to re-awaken creativity and connect to energy and passion as well as fantasies, fears, visions and dreams. Expressive arts have the ability to access subconscious material and find inner truth more deeply and quickly than talk therapy. We can use the arts to tell stories, integrate the past and creatively solve problems that our thinking minds alone may not be able to accomplish. Art and play can also help us relax, express emotions and even heal trauma.
A session can include creating your own original art or simply choosing art postcard images from my collection to represent feelings or experiences that words cannot fully describe. In expressive arts therapy, the purpose of art is not to create something presentable or to judge one’s technical skill. Rather, we can use the power arts to gain a deeper connection to our soul and inner-healing wisdom.
Please contact me for a 20 minute phone or email consultation, free of charge.
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