What is Art Psychotherapy?
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
Although influenced by psychoanalysis, art therapists have been inspired by theories such as attachment-
Sometimes we do not have the words to express our thoughts and feelings either because we were pre verbal when the distress occurred or because we have not been able to process the “gut” reaction.
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