• Expressive Arts Therapy

    Expressive Arts Therapy

    Our lives are made up of many pieces. Like a mosaic or painting viewed up close, we have difficulty seeing how the elements work together to form a picture.

    Expressive arts help us to see things from a different perspective and to utilize a different part of ourselves to explore and express what’s going on. They open us to creative processes that can help us consider different approaches to our life’s challenges. Expressive arts are mindful activities that can ground us and support us in alleviating anxiety, working through perfectionism, and restore ourselves so we can better meet the challenges we face on a day-to-day basis. Expressive arts therapies, utilize visual arts, crafts, music, movement and nature based activities.

    We all have the capacity to change and grow. Given the time, space and support we need, we can often find solutions when we get creative. Expressive arts therapies support growth and build resilience through the creative process, and the process is where healing takes place.

    “Painting is another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso
    “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper
    “I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say another way – things I had no words for.,: – Georgia O’Keefe
    “All of the best ideas come out the process: they come out of the work itself” – Chuck Close