PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY

  1. Therapy is capable of promoting self-expression, feelings, and emotions.
  2. It has the ability to facilitate positive perspectives on one’s life.
  3. It is capable of promoting a sense of personal independence, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency.
  4. Therapy has the ability to help a child work through difficult experiences.
  5. It allows a child to verbally and nonverbally communicate emotions that might otherwise be abandoned or sealed from society.
  6. Therapy instills constructive techniques to self-manage.
  7. It can increase one’s awareness and orientation (i.e. persons, places, dates, and times)
  8. It is capable of facilitating and developing strategies for hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and finger dexterity and speed.
  9. It encourages the development of healthy coping strategies.
  10. Therapy can facilitate insight, empathy, and acceptance of other’s life challenges.
  11. It is capable of promoting problem-solving skills.
  12. Art therapy is capable of exploring, managing, and providing insight into traumatic experiences.
  13. A child receiving therapy is encouraged to develop interpersonal skills
  14. Therapy empowers and gives a voice to those receiving therapy.
  15. It is capable of helping a child increase their attention-span while decreasing any festering frustrations.

 

 

Refer to the article posted by Asa Don Brown in Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association website  https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/psychological-benefits-of-art-therapy/

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