Creative Therapies

 

Creative therapy is based on creativity under the guidance of a therapist.  The creative work can involve, music, movement, dance, art and other creative activities.  Creative therapies creates a space for positive self-expression, this is ideal for children and adults who find it hard to express their feelings through words, It is beneficial for adults who find 'talking' therapy difficult.

Some clients who are unable to speak due to a trauma, stroke or dementia, or even dealing with clinical issues find creative therapy very beneficial.  Drawing or painting can be very helpful when 'talk therapy' is not effective. 

Typical results of this therapy can be increased self-awareness, the release of emotions that have been unconsciously stored, lifting of depressive feelings, and an increase in energy.  A greater sense of self-acceptance are often experienced by clients.

 

This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.  And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. 
~Alan W. Watts