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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:

  • Painting

  • Collaging

  • Photography

  • Digital art

  • Textiles


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