Other benefits of Art Therapy include but are not limited to:

Safe

Art therapy provides a safe confidential space where clients can express themselves

Accessible

Everyone is capable of creative expression, regardless of age, ability, or circumstance

Strengths-based

The creative process is all about making, changing, building and doing – it naturally and automatically taps into clients’ strengths and shows them what they can do

Positive

Being creative and making something can often be enjoyable and can positively shift a client’s mood

 Expressive

Art is an excellent outlet for emotions and a great way to release energy

Empowering

Through the art process clients can practice change in small ways, showing themselves that they have the strengths and skills to make bigger changes beyond the sessions as well

Playful

The art process often brings out a sense of playfulness, which can help clients to see things in new ways and can alleviate a feeling of “being stuck”

Practical

The creative process is a great way to build and practice skills that contribute to increased self esteem

Concrete

The art products created during art therapy sessions can be visual reminders of the therapy process and can help clients to internalize and remember what happens in the sessions

Mindful

When clients are making something they are present in the here and now. Art therapy can be an excellent way to practice mindfulness

Strengthening

Art therapy encourages verbal and nonverbal communication which strengthens connections between the left and right side of the brain – it essentially makes your brain stronger!

 

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