What is Creative Arts Therapy
Arts therapy is a therapeutic process that integrates creative expression through visual art-making, drama, dance and movement with psychotherapeutic techniques to improve mental, physical and emotional well-being, by facilitating self-expression and developing new coping strategies. The creative processes used in arts therapy include drawing, painting, craft, colouring, sculpting, or collage. As clients create art, they may reflect on what they have made and discern how it makes them feel. By exploring their art, people discover ideas and beliefs that subconsciously may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.