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Arts Based Therapy

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What Is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being... The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to res...

Types Of Arts Therapies

This section describes the different arts therapies available... In music therapy, you communicate with your therapist through music. This could mean playing, singing or listening to music. If you are doing group music therapy, you may also use mu...

Demystifying Arts-Based Therapy

Arts-based therapy has proven to improve mental health and aid in the development of special-needs children. Arts-based therapy (ABT) is defined as the clinical and evidence-based use of art forms (music, drama and visual arts) to accomplish ind...

Quick Facts About Art Therapy

The very words “art therapy” can sound abstract (no pun intended!), and many people have little understanding about its origins, principles and purpose. That can easily create myriad misconceptions. Here, we lay out five facts about art therapy. ...

How Does "Art Therapy" Work?

In practice, art therapy can look very different when practiced by and with different individuals. It can be free-flowing or structured, interactive or individual. For children and adults with autism, it can be a wonderful way to open the doors to...

The Overall Benefits

While therapy and psychotherapy in general have many benefits, the concept of art therapy has proven to be successful in various ways that differ from traditional therapy practice. There are various uses for art therapy with regards to healing, bu...

Psychological Benefits

Art therapy, sometimes called expressive art or art psychology, encourages self-discovery and emotional growth. It is a two-part process, involving both the creation of art and the discovery of its meaning. Rooted in Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung's ...

Drama Therapy

Emma Dawes, a qualified Drama Therapist, offers drama and movement therapy to enable individuals to explore issues in a creative setting...

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qual...

Dance/Movement Therapy

Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physi...

Interactive Drawing Therapy

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Therapists Turn To The Arts To Heal Others - The Times Of India

When school counsellor Tanushri Mathur had to work with withdrawn adolescents, she did not sit them down for a talk.

Music Therapy Reduces Depression In Kids, Adolescents

In the largest ever study of its kind, the researchers from the Queen's University, Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust found that children who received music therapy had significantly improved self-esteem and sig...

Finding Their Ability In Dance

Pawar was able to live his dream because of a teacher who believed in him. Prakshep Mistry, a city-based dance teacher, has trained over 500 mentally and physically challenged, including 300 hearing and speech impaired children, in dance. The chil...

Therapeutic Touch Of Theatre

With his mop of curly hair and infectious smile, Vikramjeet Sinha looks nothing like what we imagine a drama therapist to be! And when like the piped piper, he leads children forward tapping a rhythm on the daf in his hand, you can see he is a nat...

Here Is A Guide On How You Can Go About It

Here's how to use art in therapy with children.

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An Interesting Short Film On Arts-Based Therapy

Here's a social documentary enlisting the positive effects of art-based therapy for special kids.

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