The purpose of art therapy is to help you make essential connections between parts of yourself and your life experiences that feel disconnected or out of balance.
Often when we experience challenging and traumatic events in our life, such as breast cancer, our mind becomes disconnected from our body, mental activities (such as thoughts, ideas, concerns, beliefs) can be overwhelming, our relationships begin to suffer and our sense of who we are in the world has changed.
The good news is that you can benefit greatly by expressing yourself creatively through artmaking. Some of the valuable benefits to you can be:
• A greater sense of self-awareness – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially;
• Gaining insight, meaning and purpose in personal experiences;
• Integrating left and right hemispheres of the brain (logical vs intuitive);
• Understanding and improvement of relationships through empathic resonance;
• Profound revelations;
• A deeper sense of peace, harmony and wellbeing;
• A feeling of belonging, stability and grounded-ness;
• Improved flexibility and adaptability;
• A lighter heart and sense of playfulness; and
• Releasing the inner artist and the creation of a piece of artwork.
For more information on our therapeutic workshops, read about art and clay therapy here.