Art therapy is helpful for
Processing difficult emotions
Strengthening coping skills
Boosting creative expression
Developing fine motor skills
Enhancing physical co-ordination
Sometimes it is hard to find the words needed to express what is happening in our lives. Working with art materials can be especially helpful when the words are not available to us.
Working in this way clients can use art materials to process and support their thoughts and feelings linked to the difficulties in their lives. Art materials used in the supportive presence of an art therapist can enable clients to communicate, understand and reflect on their responses to 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.