Art therapy enables individuals to communicate and further develop through the medium of art in a safe and facilitated environment. Art therapy offers opportunities for self expression and can be particularly helpful to people who find verbal communication difficult.
Art Therapist Andrea Gregg says "The key is to find the right level for each person. Just like you and I, my service users have good and bad days. Except bad days can be worsened by seizure activity. I try to take myself into their world.
Take Duncan. You need to take time to get to know him. He may not be able to use words to communicate, but Duncan has other ways of making his feelings known. Because I’ve worked with him for some time I know when he’s feeling good or when he’s feeling withdrawn. Now he gives more eye contact and vocalisation than before. That’s progress, and I’m sure there’s more to come."
Benefits of Art Therapy
Art therapy is a psychological intervention that is particularly helpful for people who find verbal communication difficult or who communicate best through different means. Art therapy allows for the safe expression of emotions and feelings; no previous experience in art is necessary.
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Please note all therapies are subject to the agreed funding in an individual's care and support package