Expressive Art Therapy
Healing while creating.
WHAT IS IT?
Expressive arts therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, horticulture, dream work, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth,
development, and healing. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural power of creative expression and creative community for healing.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF EXPRESSIVE THERAPY?
Expressive therapy is an umbrella term. Some common types of expressive therapy include • expressive arts therapy • art therapy • dancetherapy, also known as dance/movement therapy • drama therapy •psychodrama • music therapy • writing therapy, a term which mayencompass journaling, poetry therapy, and bibliotherapy • Therapeutic Recreation • horticultural therapy.
It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for a creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form.
Unlike with talk therapies, expressive therapies are complex for the
client to hide critical information, symbolically or literally.
Expressive methods can and do stimulate the flow of traumatic
memories, either in trauma narratives (stories about the event) or
implicit experiences (sensory memories of the event) because of the
tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, inherent to creative.
In the uncertainty during pandemic where fear is the new narrative and many young and old are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, and sleep disorder, we intend to use art therapy intervention to assuage the hapless populace. We have excellent therapists and resource persons.
Our state of the art - Destressing Module
EFFECTS OF STRESS
If you don’t de-stress, you can experience psychophysical issues and the negative effect of overstressing can seriously harm your life.
Stress can have a profound impact on the mind and body. Stress can make it difficult to focus, make decisions, and recall information, leading to tension headaches, migraines, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Stress can also wreak havoc on the digestive system, directly affecting which nutrients your intestines absorb and influences how quickly food moves through your body. This can cause nausea, pain, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, acid reflux, diarrhoea, and weight gain.
Chronic stress, meanwhile, has been linked to depression, anxiety, stomach ulcers, asthma, stroke, panic attacks, heart disease, heart attack, and even cancer.
Needless to say, it’s important to know how to de-stress and add some positive energy into your life.