Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.
– Eileen Miller
Art therapy uses the creative process of art making to inform personal meaning. Creating art in any form, can in and of itself, be a form of self-expression and healing. The Arts can also be used as tools to give voice to what was previously unknown and to help achieve therapeutic goals. Art therapy is a relatively gentle form of therapy that can assist people of all ages express difficult thoughts and feelings.
Artistic talent is not a requirement for a successful art therapy session. Art therapy is about self-inquiry and healing and not about making ‘great’ art. The focus of art therapy is on the process, and the metaphors and feelings, that arise during the experience.
With permission of artist/inquirer (M. 2017)