Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beyond Words: Art Therapy with Older Adults

exist not only to inspire us 
but also to express our emotions 
& to restore well being when words are not enough


 What is Art Therapy ?

  -  Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

-The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.

Who can use it ?
Anyone can use it, Old, Adult, teenage, children
you don’t need to be talented or an artist,

How it can help ?
Art therapy combines traditional psycho-therapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the
psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art materials
 and during the sessions the psychologist will work with the person and help him underling the message communicated through the art  

Creative expression can transform painful reactions and situations, providing strength and understanding to change how we feel and interact with the world..

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