Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial or diagnostic activity. Art therapy is not art classes or art training. It uses art to express emotions, set goals, visualize the future, and more. Art is a fun, non-threatening way to express emotions and build life skills. It is useful for adults and children of all ages to engage in art therapy.
Techniques used in art therapy include:
- Making collages
- Finger painting
- Working with clay, and more.
Art therapy is a great way to deal with stress and anxiety and learn important coping mechanisms. It helps with:
- Anxiety and stress
- Setting goals and planning for your future
- Lack of motivation
- Improving emotional intelligence
- Social skills