5 things you may not know about Art Therapy

Art Therapy is one of a variety of modalities we use at Innate Therapies.

Art Therapy is utilised for clients ranging from young children to elderly Alzheimer/Dementia patients and is effective as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other modalities. Below you will find 5 things you may not know about Art Therapy.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso

1. You do not have to have any previous art skill to take part in art therapy or for art therapy to be effective. Art therapy is a way for your body to express past and present emotions through the medium of art.

2. An Art Therapist is trained to read the non-verbal cues and responses throughout the session. They are not focused on the end artwork but the process taken to create it and work with the client to identify what is being expressed through art.

3. Art therapy helps to raise self-awareness and healing of many conditions including but not limited to childhood trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, behavioural challenges and more.

4. Art therapy is a recognised mental health therapy that is being recognised and utilised in a variety of areas including schools, assisted living facilities, community groups, mental health clinics and private practice.

5. Art Therapy works because it allows the client to express themselves in ways other than verbally. Often a person will struggle to find the words express the feelings and emotions they are going through however through a professional art therapy appointment they will be able to better express those emotions via a variety of art mediums which takes the pressure off and allows for transformative change.

At Innate Therapies we utilise Art Therapy in conjunction with our counselling and other modalities and each session is tailored to the client and their specific situation.. Bookings can be made here.