Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy; an expressive form of therapy to help with healing and mental health.
Art isn't a necessity within the therapy room, however, it is used to help with the process.
For many people words are just not enough or too difficult to use when trying to express our thoughts and feelings ....
Art Therapy allows for an alternative form of expression and communication which can feel safer and easier for many.
When we experience trauma and or highly stressful experiences the language part of the brain will often shut down so we experience and remember trauma visually. Therefore it makes it easier to re-process , accept and move forward from these difficult and traumatic experiences in a visual way.
Art Therapy can be for anyone of any age; there is no expectation to use the materials. The trained therapist works within your window of tolerance.
If you'd like to try Art Therapy or for further information you can contact me via email; email@example.com
Another article on Art Therapy that may be of interest;
Starting therapy can be really nerve wracking especially as there is still stigma around going. It’s important to recognise , remember and talk about how mental health is just as important as our physical health! The two cannot be separated.
I wonder how many can answer how we practice daily mental health care ? when we can all answer how we practice daily physical health care even by brushing our teeth twice a day.
There are many reasons to start therapy ...
One of my most recent parent of a clients shared with me her skepticism and experience ...
If you’d like to try talking about starting therapy please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self care is so important, now more than ever!
It sounds simple but it can be really hard to practice.
Self care is often misconstrued as selfish. However, we must remember looking after ourselves is the best way to help others; An easy way to think about this is by thinking of the plane and oxygen mask analogy. I.e To help others we must be able to breath first. And its the same with our mental health.
Being Kind to ourselves can be really hard; start small....
If you're struggling, wish to talk about self-care or anything you're going through please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a free initial therapy consultation by emailing me at : email@example.com
The Blurt Foundation offers some great extra self-care resources & articles:
Lockdown has been a really hard and an emotional experience on us all. We are often experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.
Many have experienced intense emotions because of the loss and change we have experienced in such a short time.
There is research to show the experience of the pandemic is taking us through emotions similar to the stages of grief ;
Whatever you are feeling...It is completely justified!
If you're struggling, wish to talk no matter what stage you might be in or going through please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a free initial therapy consultation by emailing me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to read more about Lockdown and the stages of grief here's the link to the great article by the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8190399/The-five-emotional-stages-coronavirus-lockdown-impact-mental-health.html