Expressive Arts Therapy is a psychotherapeutic field that integrates and emphasizes arts-based practices within individual mental health counseling, therapeutic groups, and wider community-based programming. Expressive therapists utilize various arts forms--such as visual art, music, movement, drama, expressive writing, and beyond--to deepen healing processes, build connections, increase methods of communication, and to help clients experience new insights and joy.
Expressive arts therapy is appropriate for multiple populations, including all cultures, ages, and ability levels. Expressive Arts Therapy is especially impactful within trauma work, as trauma is typically stored in brain images and within our physical bodies, and it is often difficult to access trauma fully using verbal psychotherapy alone. Participants do not need to identify as artists to derive benefits from this type of work - you simply need to be open to exploring and playing with different artistic modalities!
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