Monday, August 6, 2012

what is art therapy?

I am very excited to start this blog and to keep all who are interested in what I'm doing in the field of Art Therapy.

For starters, people often ask, "What is Art therapy and do I have to be good at art in order to do it?"  I'll answer the second part of the question first.  Quite simply...No, you do not have to be an artist or have any artist talent to reap great benefits from art therapy.  Art therapy is a wonderful tool to help unlock personal blocks that are not easily accessible through verbal therapy.  It aids in facilitating a connection to your deeper self and helps to clarify and expand your personal vision.  Ultimately, it helps to build self-esteem. 

The focus of art therapy is on the process, not the product.  Non-threatening techniques are used that help you to relax and become a part of the process.  In so doing, much is revealed to you about yourself.  Art therapy, when used in conjunction with talk therapy, creates a "whole brain" experience.

So, there it is, in a nut shell.  Art therapy is a great way to access a deeper connection to yourself in a very opening, exploratory way.

If you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me.  

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