Art therapy is a mental health therapy that is highly effective in addiction and substance abuse recovery process. Through creating and appreciating art a person in substance abuse recovery is ideally able to express himself where words cannot. Extensive research shows the ability of this therapy to teach addictive individuals self-soothing techniques and increase positive self-image through self-expression and promote healthy self-reflection.
Basically, art therapy focuses on helping a person, practice introspection and healthy coping skills. It is a great way for a person to explore aspects of his life that he might not be able to explain in a conversational way. In art therapy, a person uses his creativity and imagination to make art that expresses him in a healthy and productive way. The goal of art therapy is for the person to expand his forms of communication in order to better convey his experiences.
The kinds of art normally used in art therapy include:
At NayaSavera, we recognize that it is extremely important to process negative experiences and feelings. That is why we have a skilled team of art therapists to help you see beyond addiction and envision a new future. We can give you the tools to visually represent your goals, dreams, and healing mantras in the form of creative affirmations that help guide your recovery.