You may be having a serious case of the feels these days—from sadness and anxiety to feeling disconnected, lonely, and bored. And no wonder! While we are not certified art therapists, we are still able to guide you through a few art therapy activities to help identify and manage your emotions.
Art therapy uses art to heal people of all ages, and can improve the emotional, mental, and physical state of most people.
Types of Art Therapy
The Benefits of Art Therapy
Art therapy activities tend to focus on visual arts—like drawing, painting, and sculpting. But creativity isn’t limited to just the visual arts. Some clients may be uncomfortable with drawing or painting if they don’t feel skilled in those areas. Expressive art therapy incorporates other forms of creativity—like poetry, music, dance, and even drama—into treatment as well.
Expressive arts therapy may incorporate writing, drama, dance, movement, painting, and/or music. People utilizing expressive arts therapy are encouraged by a qualified therapist to explore their responses, reactions, and insights through pictures, sounds, explorations, and encounters with art processes. A person is not required to have artistic ability to use or benefit from expressive arts therapy.