Sometimes it is difficult to express and explain certain experiences and feelings by using words. Art Therapy can overcome this difficulty as it uses art materials and art making as a way of communication. With the help of a trained art therapist, Art Therapy can provide an avenue for exploration by the use of different art materials and their particular textures and characteristics.

There is no need to be artistic because the main objective is not to make an aesthetically pleasing art piece but to create something that it is meaningful to you.

The art therapist does not judge or interpret the images. The client is encouraged to understand the meaning of their own art work and its significance.

Art Therapy is used, among others, in assisting individuals with a number of issues including:

  • Bereavement
  • Trauma involving physical, mental or sexual abuse
  • Improve cognitive abilities
  • Deal with the challenges of serious diseases like cancer
  • Help with mental disorders such as schizophrenia or depression

In addition to these challenges, Art Therapy can help individuals to relieve stress, increase self awareness and develop healthy and effective coping skills.

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