Art therapy, also known as creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, is a type of therapy that helps people to communicate and understand their feelings through artistic expression and the creative process. Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Who Can Use Art Therapy?
Anyone and everyone can use art therapy. In a society where people can interact and express themselves in a variety of ways, expressive arts therapy is just another option.
Why Would I Use Art Therapy?
As with most any therapy, art as therapy is generally used as a treatment for something – usually as a way to improve one’s emotional state or mental well-being.
Art therapy is used as a way of expression for these following communities :
People with mental health problems
People who have difficulty in learning
People with dementia
Those on the autistic spectrum
People with chronic/terminal illness
People who cannot express their feelings
There are 5 types of art therapy: