How does art-making aid the healing process?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heart Art Healing is an Associated Program of Shunpike, the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.