How does art-making aid the healing process?

1.

ART IS MEDITATIVE

It provides an opportunity for contemplation, for DEEPER AWARENESS of the personal experience you are having, and how that experience is impacting your life.

Awareness is the first step towards healing.

2.

ART IS SUPPORTIVE

It builds POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS with self and others

 

It develops MEANING and PURPOSE

A network of  support significantly improves progress during healing.

3.

ART IS EMPOWERING

It allows for GENUINE EXPRESSION of thoughts, ideas, opinions, and emotions 

It supplies LIMITLESS OPTIONS for creativity

 

Empowerment strengthens our belief in our ability to heal.

4.

ART IS RESTORATIVE

It FOSTERS RESILIENCE through the formation of new ideas, new meaning, new perspective, new understanding, new solutions, and new strength

Resiliency provides necessary coping skills that promote our healing.