Art therapy offers a unique path to access and express dreamlike or diffuse mental images representing emotional memories that often are non-linear and therefore difficult to express verbally. The imagery then becomes the subject of contemplation and discussion with the art therapist and will add to the client’s understanding of what motivates her/his behavior and emotions. In addition, art making is a soothing and meditative process and helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression while working through sometimes difficult issues. The goal of art therapy is to resolve any problems that impede a client’s sense of well-being and connect clients to their innate creativity which will help them face the challenges of daily life and live up to their potential.
For more information about art therapy please visit the website of the American Art Therapy Association at www.arttherapy.org/