Group Art Therapy for Trauma Survivors

Trauma Survivors and Group Art Therapy

Group art therapy for trauma survivors can be particularly helpful for individuals and the group as a whole. It provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can connect with others who have had similar experiences. This might be a shared single traumatic event, such as an earthquake or the closing of large business. It can be said that worldwide events, such as the Covid 19 pandemic, is a shared event that affected millions of people. And who now, have a shared trauma.

In group art therapy, individuals can share their thoughts and emotions related to the trauma, and gain support from others in the group in a safe and supportive environment.

It’s important to understand that trauma doesn’t have to be a single event or experience. It can be a serious of events which result in a complex and ongoing stress that can have lasting effects on a person’s life.

Whatever trauma a person has experienced it can seriously impact their relationships, work, and overall quality of life. It’s important to seek help if you or someone you know is experiencing the effects of trauma.

Group Art Therapy for Trauma Survivors
Group Art Therapy for Trauma Survivors

Loneliness and Isolation

Group art therapy can also be helpful in reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness. When an individual has experienced trauma, they may feel as though they are the only one who has gone through that experience. However, in a group art therapy session, they can connect with others who have had similar experiences, which can help them to feel less alone.

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Additionally, group art therapy can provide a sense of community and belonging. Individuals in the group may create art together, or they may share their art with one another. This can create a sense of shared experience and can help individuals to feel more connected to one another.

They say, a problem shared is a problem halved, and this is true of group arts therapy sessions. If you belong to a group who have a shared traumatic experience, it might be worth discussing how art therapy can help you all work through your individual and shared experiences.

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Susan Day
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