EXPRESSIVE ARTKinga Zak
Artist, Transformative Mindfulness Practitioner,
Reiki, Groove, Laughter Yoga,
Art Therapy Student
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Telephone: (289) 339-7812
Who can benefit?
Art Therapy is effective for people of any age.
may help to:
- resolve emotional conflict
- increase self-awareness and self-esteem
- build social skills
- change behaviour
- increase coping skills
- develop strategies for problem solving
Drawing skill or other artistic ability is not necessary in order to participate in Art Therapy. Art is the tool for communication, self-examination and healing. The value of the art produced in therapy lies in what it communicates to the client and not how it looks. As well, the creative act, in itself, can be healing.
Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour, shape, movement, sound as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
As an art-based therapeutic approach, there are many potential benefits that may derive from the use of Art Therapy. Some of the specific advantages are:
- does not rely on language or verbal skills
- may provide an accessible modality for persons with certain disabilities
- offers opportunities to access experiences in a controlled way
- focuses concentration on a single activity, shutting out intrusive thoughts
- encourages creative thinking and risk-taking in a safe environment
- endorses the idea that creativity is inherently therapeutic
- may be less intrusive and yet is capable of releasing strong emotion safely
- creating art can be fun
Mission & Vision
To provide accessible art therapy and support to individuals and groups while gaining more knowledge and experience.
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