What is Expressive Art Therapy?
Expressive art therapy is not art making; however, it involves creation and non-verbal expression, powerful tools in trauma recovery.
Expressive art therapy is the use of different art mediums, e.g. drama, dance, music, writing, creative journaling, painting and drawing as therapy. Alongside an art therapist, clients choose a medium they feel can best express their emotions.
Art is inherently creative. A client doesn’t need to have the words or ability to express themselves for it to help with their recovery. It is gentle and does not involve confrontation. For people that have experienced trauma, expressive art therapies are often ideal tools for healing and recovery.