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How many of you here on line would be interested in art therapy??

SharronrosaSharronrosa Member Posts: 10 Listener

How many of you here on line would be interested in art therapy?? 5 votes

Yes,l would be.
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Sam_AlumniSharronrosacrackerangelabutlerfrereCaraLee 5 votes
Don't know..... maybe
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No ...l can't draw.
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No....it's a waste of time.
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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes,l would be.
    Do you want to tell us a little more about art therapy?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • SharronrosaSharronrosa Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Yes,l would be.
    It combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth & healing. It helps you to communicate hidden fears, feelings and issues, using the creative  procces It is not an art class.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes,l would be.
    I found this information about art therapy on the MIND website :)

    What are arts and creative therapies?

    Arts and creative therapies are treatments which involve using arts-based activities in a therapeutic environment, with the support of a trained professional. You don't need to have done these activities before, or have any particular skills or knowledge.

    Different people will have different experiences of arts and creative therapies, but they all aim to:

    • give you a safe time and place with someone who won't judge you
    • help you make sense of things and understand yourself better
    • help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them
    • help you communicate and express yourself, which might include feelings or experiences you find hard to put into words.

    Therapy sessions can take place in a one-to-one setting or a group, and are offered in a range of settings including charities such as local Minds, day centres, hospitals and therapy centres.

    For more information, see our page on accessing arts and creative therapies.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • defeatingdisabilitydefeatingdisability Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Hi , 

    I find doing creative activities such as scrapbooking really helps me with my disability and mental health as I can express myself . I have written a blog post about it. Please take a look if your interested. 

    https://defeatingdisability.com/2018/12/20/creativity-and-mental-health/

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