I am inspired by how creative expression can be realised through the process of art making. Being ‘good’ at art or having experience in making art is not the aim or a requirement within art therapy.
Forms of art making such as painting, collage, drawing, clay are all non-verbal pathways for authentic expression and are ideal ways of bridging communication barriers, in particular, at times when it is difficult to verbalise situations, experiences and emotions, in the first instance.
Art therapy offers a way to express and explore feelings, life stories and to problem solve and offer new ways of expression for all age groups. In individual group or family contexts, art therapy sessions are facilitated to provide a safe and supporting environment where self-expression and self-awareness can be explored through personal creativity and meaning making.
Australian and New Zealand, Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association aim:
To promote the therapeutic use of the creative arts for the improvement of human well-being.