Expressing ourselves and releasing bottled emotion is vital for good health and well-being, especially if we are going through any ongoing pain or experiencing emotional or physical symptoms.
Art Therapy is a powerful psycho-therapeutic process to express feelings, thoughts and experiences, reduce stress and anxiety and alleviate depression and fear. It helps to identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth. Even for healthy, problem-free people, this therapy can be a very good means to understand themselves further and grow to their full potential. It may be a painting, a drawing, a collage, working with clay or even sound, movement and digital media. All of these methods can help to unleash creativity and release feelings enabling emotional, physical and spiritual freedom.
In a safe, supportive and inspiring environment, you are guided and encouraged to find new perspectives, and ways to communicate experiences in your own unique and authentic way.
The art provides a safe place to creatively express, explore and gain insight into ourselves, our stories and our lives. Sometimes it is hard to put into words what is happening and how we are feeling. Opening up with creative expression can help release into the art what we are unable to say.
Research is substantiating that art improves not only our quality of life, but also is effective in reducing pain, fatigue and stress and increasing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being. This can improve our mood, restore calm to a stressed body, help with blood pressure and depression, and create positive life transformations.