Expressive Arts Therapy is a person-centered, intermodal approach to healing that utilizes imaginative and artistic processes to facilitate change and expression, ultimately establishing a sense of empowerment. It bridges the gap between feelings and expression, allowing what cannot be said through words, to be expressed in art in a continuous process.
Expressive Arts Therapy is rooted in the belief that we are all innately creative beings and that any creative processes we engage in can supply us with messages from the parts of ourselves requiring attention and sometimes, healing.
It is my belief that the process of engaging with the Expressive Arts in a therapeutic context should be a gentle and playful one, never diving into any artistic modality until trust has first been established. From a place of trust, creativity can be accessed, art can be created, and the process itself can deepen.