Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health practice, combines knowledge of human development as well as theories and techniques of psychology with visual arts and creative process. The goal -- to improve and restore one's physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Art therapists facilitate the use of art to help individuals process, understand, and express complex and confusing emotions and thoughts. Art therapy fosters self-awareness and increases self-esteem. It also improves one's reality orientation, develops social skills, and helps one seek personal growth and manage behaviour.

 

Individuals of all ages can enjoy the benefits of art therapy. During one-to-one or group sessions, the art therapist builds professional therapeutic relationships with individuals and provides them with safe space, materials and guidance that encourage personal growth and expression.

 

New Hope
Poster paints on brown paper 29.7 x 21 cm
A female adolescent who lost her home and identify in Cebu tsunami disaster, expressed that she is happy now that her family and her have a new house and she also wants to get back to study.
The therapy session about dreams and aspirations had encouraged her to have a goal and worked towards it.

 

In Love
Oil pastels on drawing paper 42 x 29.5 cm
A female adolescent who missed her boyfriend and was unable to see him because she was in a care home, reminisced about the time they spent together to cope with her frustration.

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