ART Therapy is a composite profession incorporating the Healing effects of Studio Art Expressions
for Healing .... with Art Psychotherapy--- A process is used by art therapy practitioners -- for the purpose of feeling expression -- the resolution of earlier life experiences - To-Release and Let Go! and facilitating an individual through various present day life challenges -- with the ultimate goal of creating a sense of joy by creating connections to their WHOLE SELF and connecting world around them.
The Art Therapist can direct or non direct the experience -- depending on the needs of the client. With a non-directed approach the client is free to allow any image to emerge from present day awareness as well as the unconscious --- taking the client on a journey of self exploration. Images often emerge from the unconscious -- to provide the client a direction. The Therapist acts as a guide and witness.
The tools of the Art Therapist, includes --- paints -- chalks--pastels---oil pastels---crayons (for little ones)---markers---drawing tools --------------as well as moldable clays ----collage and mixed media. In effect --- almost any materials available -- endless -- as is the immagination. Most individuals greatly enjoy the experience ---- and activating the creative immagination.
In my own experience, I have found the experience of -in-depth artistic engagement to be life changing and powerful.
I invite you - to step into the world of the immagination ..and creativity..through the medium of the art for whatever you need.