Women in Art ~ Day 7 ~ Art Therapy and Women’s Aid

I thought I would link this post from my ”Women in Art” themed week from my other blog as it is health related.

Simply Gemini

Art Therapy 

My final post of the week is different in that I am exploring art in a therapeutic way as well as aesthetically.  Today it is not about talent, but about how art can help people effect change and grow on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and facilitating environment.  I know from a personal perspective, I enjoy art and although not a talented artist myself feel the therapeutic benefits of enjoying it.

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A little more about Art Therapy from The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication.

Clients who are referred to an art therapist need not have previous experience or skill in art, the art therapist is not primarily concerned with making an aesthetic or diagnostic assessment of the client’s image. The overall aim of its practitioners is to…

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