I found I could say things with colour and shape that i couldn't say any other way -
things i had no words for .
- Georgia o Keefe
Art Therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting,collage ,coloring and / or sculpting to help People express themselves artistically to improve a person's physical, mental and emotional well - being.
Expressing one's self artistically can help to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress and improve
self- esteem and awareness.
Trauma - informed arts therapy is based on the idea that art expression is helpful in reconnectig implict ( sensory) and explicit ( declarative) memories of trauma and in the treatment of PTSD. In particular , it is an approach that assists the inidviduals's capacity to self - regulate affect and modulate the body's reactions to traumatic experiences in the earliest stages to set the stage for eventual trauma integration and recovery.