Art Therapy

The Healing Power of Art Therapy

The traditional cornerstones of mental health care include therapy and medication. Increasingly art therapy is also being utilized to enhance a patient’s treatment plan. Art therapy is beneficial in many areas where traditional treatment programs may fall short. It enhances physical, emotional, and mental well being by assisting in expression of emotions that are often hard to put into words. An art therapist can use a patient’s art to help them achieve insights, improve interpersonal skills, increase self-awareness, and boost self-esteem. This helps reduce tension and anxiety, which can relieve pain and set a strong foundation for the process of healing or coping with life-long disabilities.

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