"The aim of art is not to express the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance"
No Background or
Artistic talent Necessary
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Art therapy can be used to combat issues pertaining to mental health
such as anxiety and depression, as well as that which stems from physical issues.
It may be practiced one on one, or in a group format.
In art therapy groups, sharing is an essential key, as members
can learn from and inspire one another through shared
experience and understanding.
An art therapy group may include psycho-education,
or simply making art for pleasure.
Paint, draw, scribble, cut, sculpt,
and get messy, the possibilities
My own Art Therapy Research,
on Incarceration and Identity can be found here: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/983024/1/Brinkman_MA_F2017.pdf
Art Therapy is an integrative mental health profession.
In its simplest form, art therapy combines the two fields of psychology and fine arts.
The goal of art therapy is NOT to help you become a better artist.. it is to help you become a better human being, to access your emotions, and to process life's challenges, so you'll get to know your true, authentic self, and be better equipped for the future!
As a method aimed at fostering emotional self-expression
and emotional regulation, art therapy is a tool used for
communication and learning about oneself.
With the aid of a trained professional art therapist,
the creator can dive deeper into the meaning behind
their artwork, as a way to explore and process a trauma
or life events.