Expressive Arts Therapy (EXAT) is a cutting edge approach to addressing life’s challenges. The experience of expressive arts might be the creation of a painting, writing of a poem, music or simply a movement of the hand.
Within these creative expressions lie opportunities to open space to expanding ideas and beliefs. These are stories of possibilities. These are the sounds when meaning is echoed in suffering. We may delight in the surprise that emerges from ones work with the image, the word, the song.
EXAT can take many forms and can be done individually and for any issue including grief, anxiety, anger, trauma, just to name a few. Or it can take place in a group session, where process and healing happen within the group. Finally expressive arts can be a modality that is used in both a training element for professionals who want to build on their own practice or as a team building event or exercise.
Art gave me words when my voice was stuck. – anonymous
If you are interested in learning more consider taking one of my workshops on self growth and creative wonderings. There you will be able to look into yourself and perhaps there is a piece of yourself you want to work on or improve upon, the creation of a “spirit doll, creature or warrior being.