The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Is My Praise.
Types of Mental Health Therapy — Part 5.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV).
The fifth type of mental health therapy on our list is Art Therapy. Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the creative process of making art to explore and communicate issues, feelings, and emotions.
It may be helpful for people with:
- Emotional, behavioural, or mental health problems
- Learning or physical disabilities
- Life-limiting conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Physical illnesses
This therapy uses art as a way to express emotions that individuals may find upsetting or confusing.
Art Therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability. Art Therapy aims to provide a safe space to express your emotions without fear of judgment. Everyone will have a different experience of Art Therapy, but it is a valuable tool to help you process your feelings and resolve complicated and conflicting emotions.
Art Therapy can take many forms, but it always centres on your needs. It can be done individually or as part of a group. Art Therapy involves creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine their art's psychological and emotional undertones. With the guidance of a credentialed Art Therapist, clients can "decode" the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behaviour, so they can move on to resolve more profound issues.
In your first section, as with any form of therapy, you will talk to the therapist about why you want to find help and learn what the therapist is offering. Together, you will come up with a treatment plan that involves creating some form of artwork. Art Therapy is founded on the belief that self-expression through artistic creation has therapeutic value for healing or seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their personalities.
Art is not always about pretty things. It's about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected. Art Therapy transforms pain into beauty. It brings peace of mind. Art is a wound turned into light.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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