expressive arts therapy

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expressive arts therapy

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Expressive Arts Therapy is an intermodal multi-arts approach under the creative psychotherapy umbrella. It is a combination of talking and making.

 

It is a practice where you can explore big feelings that may be difficult to express verbally. You may engage with visual art, drawing, painting, collaging, working with clay, storytelling, sound, music, creative writing, drama, performance, movement, clowning, and more.

 

The therapist acts as collaborator, witness, and space holder. They offer suggestions and guidance navigating images that come up. The healing itself occurs in the process of making. It is less about what you make, but rather the journey of creating. By accessing your imagination, you have the possibility of healing through the arts via expression. We are inherently creative beings, but as we grow into adulthood, our intuition around our creativity is often silenced. Getting back into yourself, taping into exploring what may be difficult to put into words, can be empowering and therapeutic when done through creative means with a certified expressive arts therapist.

Accessing your creativity is one way to begin feeling really, really good.