Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy includes not only verbal language, but also visual language, body language, and all of the senses to communicate with a larger range of potential for healing. For example, visual processing accesses a different part of the brain than verbal processing. The process can be paced safely for the individual and the trauma is held differently, sometimes in a less threatening format, often from a different perspective than one can access through speech and analysis. Working with art materials creates a forum for self-soothing and self-care activities and practices.
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