Whether its sculpting something out of clay, creating a collage or painting with vivid colours, Art Therapy is an effective and beneficial way to express and assess emotions and overcome challenges. Whether you are going through a time of transition or suffering from depression, there are a range of benefits that Art Therapy has to offer.
Improved communication skills
For some people, writing and speaking aren’t effective ways of expressing their thoughts or emotions. Because of the visual aspects of Art Therapy, people can communicate via colour, strokes or images to convey their feelings. This can help them connect to others in a way that was not previously possible.
Address past traumas
Past trauma or pain can be difficult to talk about, or in some cases be repressed. Through guided Art Therapy, a therapist can gradually unlock insights of past trauma and help a person process the feelings and emotions associated with this trauma in a safe and supportive environment.
Modern life has many daily stresses which take a toll on the mind and body. The creative nature of Art Therapy provides a unique outlet for the negative feelings and emotions. Giving ourselves time to process and accept these feelings can provide much needed relief.
Those with more developed self-awareness and acceptance are more confident and resilient. Art Therapy works to convert negative energy and emotions into positive habits and outlooks that will increase mental health and provide a greater sense of self esteem and confidence.
Increase problem solving abilities
By opening your mind up to the power of Art Therapy, you also open your mind to new options and possibilities for the future. Overtime you will build the self-awareness and self-esteem you need to seek flexible solutions to your problems.
Want to know more about the power of Art Therapy? Contact Vlinder Expressive Arts Therapy today.