• Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses creativity to communicate.
  • Creativity can reveal things that a person has no words for.
  • Using the art piece as a reflective tool can lead to therapeutic insights.

 

  • Effects of Art Therapy:
  • Reduces stress
  • Regulates the heart rate/ breathing rate/ calms anxiety
  • Helps people to work through various issues in a safe and non-threatening way
  • Improves brain function and emotional regulation
  • Emotions can be felt and shown in a calm, understanding space
  • The art piece can help to externalise and contain upsetting subjects
  • The art piece gives a focus so the person doesn’t feel vulnerable

 

  • How does a group session go?
  • The Art Therapist will welcome you and introduce the materials and the space
  • They will treat you with respect and understanding in a confidential*, non-judgmental setting
  • The Art Therapist doesn’t interpret or put a meaning on your work. You are the expert in your own life.
  • They will help you come to your own understanding of what it means by asking questions
  • You don’t have to be good at art – this is not about talent, it is about the process and how you feel
  • A group session usually lasts between 1 hr & a half to 2 hours.

 

Would you like to participate in our Art Therapy Group?  If so please contact us in Kavanagh House on 01 4736502.