“Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with
which the intellect has wrestled in vain”
Art therapy does not require any artistic ability, or talents, it is truly accessible to everyone. It is not about creating art in the aesthetic sense, though beautiful art pieces may be created
in the process. It is about using art to express and process emotions.
Art has the potential to transform lives often in profound ways. Research is demonstrating that art improves the quality of life, and is effective in reducing pain, fatigue and stress and
increasing cognitive abilities and emotional well-being. (Malchiodi, 2012)
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art materials, such as paints, drawing, clay, collage in a safe and facilitating environment. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic
theories and techniques with psychological, interpersonal and somatic aspects of the creative process and self-expression.