Art therapy is helpful for
Processing difficult emotions
Strengthening coping skills
Boosting creative expression
Developing fine motor skills
Enhancing physical co-ordination
Sometimes it can be difficult to find words to express what is happening in our lives. Working with art materials can be really helpful when words don't seem to be available.
Art materials used in the supportive presence of an art therapist can enable clients to begin to communicate, understand and reflect on their responses to their life experiences, both verbally and non-verbally. The aim of art therapy is to improve quality of life and personal relationships.
Art therapy is a therapeutic modality that is used in many settings with children, adults and families. Importantly, you do not have to be an artist or know how to use art materials.