Art therapy is an integrative mental health approach and profession that can enrich the experiences of individuals, families and communities through active art-making and creative processes. The relationship between a client and art therapist plays a pivotal role in the therapeutic process.1
With the guidance of an art therapist, art therapy may help individuals process emotions and life experiences, such as managing anger and sadness, expressing gratitude, and developing self-awareness. Art therapy is facilitated by a licensed and board certified art therapist; however here are some art activities that may help decrease stress and promote relaxation:
If you’d like to do your art exercise with friends, consider each making a different piece of art and sharing with one another what it means to you.
Finally, if you would like to share your original artwork for display in the ALSO US digital showcase, visit the submission page.
A: I lost my cousin to ALS in 2011 and witnessed the impact the disease and loss had on my family.
A: I have been an artist for my entire life and always have been interested in psychology. I love that art therapy bridges both of those worlds together to help others.
A: I love helping others gain self-awareness through art making.
A: I have been able to express myself through art since I was a small child. It was always there for me, even at times when I did not have the words to express how I was feeling.
A: Perfection is an abstract concept.
A: I love animals, hiking and yoga!
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1 About Art Therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2019, from https://arttherapy.org/about-art-therapy/