“Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing. To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness.”
– Natalie Rogers
BENEFITS OF EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPY
Creating trust in yourself and in the process. Letting your body speak to you.
Acceptance of what you cannot control (aka. other people)
Increased self love and self acceptance.
Moving towards living a more intentional and authentic life
The ability to move past distractions and scattered thoughts
Accessibility to unconscious thoughts - and your ability to alter them (aka. cognitive distortions, "the stories we tell ourselves")
Realizing the "part you play" in your life & interpersonal communications
Sitting with your feelings, beginning to know them, learning from them
Permission to go into the deepest parts of yourself
Something new will come into being - enhancing your desire for self expression (and to be seen & heard)
Increased blood flow while creating
Improvements in immune system, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration
DISCLAIMER: This is not a crisis center. The information and resources provided are not a substitute for medical evaluation, treatment or consultation. If you have a medical concern, please contact your care provider. There is no endorsement or recommendation for the use of any specific medication, treatment modality, or parenting style.