One of the mysterious aspects of art therapy is how it allows us to get lost in our own world – while also helping us find ourselves at the same time. For decades, we’ve used a variety of artistic modalities to help us understand our perceptions of the world, even in unconventional ways. For many of us, expressing and understanding our emotions is one of the hardest tasks to accomplish.
Growing up, we may have been told to suppress our emotions. As adults, we may have turned to substances in order to escape them. Art can help us get back to that place of vulnerability – back to who we are within, all by exploring the different corners of our soul that we may have never paid attention to before.
The Benefits of Art Therapy
If you’re open to trying art therapy in recovery, there are a wide range of benefits that you can experience, along with learning more about who you are:
Awaken your senses – Art therapy truly ignites almost all of our senses. We’re learning in a different way – through movement and coordination, creativity and exploration. It’s an exciting adventure to be on.
Grow your confidence – When an art project is completed, it’s common for those in recovery to feel a sense of accomplishment. Creating something and then having the chance to reflect on it, marvel at the process, show it to others, and build a sense of community is truly wonderful.
Be more social – With art projects, it’s a time to meet other people who are exploring who they are as well. It’s a vulnerable moment that doesn’t get created too often – but in art therapy, there is less risk and intimidation in opening up to others.
Art therapy is an exciting treatment modality that can be combined with many other approaches as well. If you’re ready to seek help, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today.
If you’re ready to seek help, speak with a professional from Avalon Malibu today. Art therapy is an exciting treatment modality that can be combined with many other approaches as well.
A change in scenery can have a significant impact on a patient’s thoughts, feelings, and overall mindset. It can be difficult to seek help when you’re stuck in a chaotic, messy situation. Alta Loma strives to be the bit of peace and serenity you need to reflect on your recovery needs. Let us show you how good life can be. Call us today at (866) 457-3843.