What is Art Therapy?

What is Art Therapy?

People today can find tons of different forms of therapy, these are all made according to the different needs of the patients that need to be taken care of. One popular form of therapy is Art therapy, not only is it fun and creative, but it is meant to be used by people of all ages. A great way to involve your kids into therapy at an early age without it being tedious and exhausting is by involving them in an art therapy session. Sometimes taking them to a counselor can give you enough insight into what type of art therapy  your kids needs to get involved in, or you could also tell a lot of things by simply observing the Art projects that your kids are doing.

The main reason why art can be a form of therapy is because it is mainly used as a form of self-expression, and the same way it can be used by patients.Art is personal and it is amazing what a lot of people have gained and experienced through this form of therapy. A piece of art can give you a lot of insight about a person,  it can tell you what they’re going through, how they’re feeling, how they perceive others and themselves as well as where their self-esteem is. A lot of the time therapy is amazingly helpful because it brings out things from the subconscious mind that sometimes people didn’t realize that they needed to deal with. 

How to practice art therapy?

In order to get you started on Art therapy you could go into different ways. First of all ask your service if they consider that this is the right form of treatment for you, and if so what did they recommend you doing in order to deal with certain things in your life. The other way that you can get started is by simply tapping into your creative side and deciding for yourself what you feel is the most entertaining, soothing, and creative activity for you. Sometimes doing something that you love is therapeutic enough.

What if I am not creative enough?

 The best part about art is that it is personal and not judgmental. Everybody does different things and nobody is the same and that is an amazing feature of  each individual being. Some people stay away from art therapy because they think that they’re not creative enough or that they’re not going to be able to do something as cool as others, however there is no guideline for what people have to do. You couldn’t get involved in any type of  art therapy, from painting, sculpting, even painting murals, whatever suits you best you can do and there is no comparison to what you’re able to achieve. People  shouldn’t let the creative aspect stop them from involving themselves in our therapy, anything that you do in this form of treatment is creative and relaxing for you. 

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