Mindful Arts Therapy
What Will You Get From Seeing an Arts Therapist?
There are many reasons why you might benefit from seeing an arts therapist. Some reasons are serious and sessions need to be conducted alongside your psychologists. However, there are many other reasons why you will benefit from a series of art therapy sessions. Remember, they are specially created to improve your sense of self, your confidence and your wellbeing.
Express Your Feelings
Sometimes it is difficult to say what you really mean, even for people who like to chat. Each one of us will find ourselves in a situation where we simply can’t find the right words. This is normal and happens to everyone.
Arts therapy helps you express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise by freeing up your logical brain using creativity.
Develop Coping Skills
Is life is getting you down? Are you worried you not fulfilling your potential? Arts therapy can help you develop healthy coping skills that you can use each day.
Life is very stressful and sometimes it is nearly impossible to avoid bad situations. How do some people seem to cope or sail through these times? They have strong and reliable coping strategies which they use. And there is no reason you can’t develop your own and live a more peaceful life.
Develop Focus Skills
Social media and advertisements are a constantly distraction. Add to these the pressures of life, and it is difficult to concentrate. Arts therapy can help you develop strong, sustainable focus skills so you can be more relaxed and get more done.
Improve Self-esteem and Confidence
There are many how-to books and videos that will tell you how to improve your self-esteem and confidence. However, being told how to do something is one thing, learning how to develop the skills you need is another.
Arts therapy will show you how to see yourself in a positive light and develop your skills. This will ensure you have much more confidence.
Explore Your Imagination and Creativity
Use arts therapy to explore your imagination and creativity. Then you’ll find issues become easier to manage.
Being creative creates an awareness that there is more than one way to solve a problem. Many solutions need a creative and curious mind. We all have the capacity to develop our creativity, and this can be applied in a wide range of ways.
Increase Communication Skills
Sometimes we can become tongue-tied, unable to express how we feel. This can be a learned behaviour and brought on by stress or anxiety. For some people it can limit the person they want to be and things they want to achieve.
Arts therapy can help remove those barriers that are stopping you from communicating clearly and succinctly. It can help you say what you want to say in a calm and confident manner. This is important when talking to someone you are angry with.
Improve Motor Skills and Physical Co-ordination
There are some very useful arts therapy techniques that will strengthen your motor skills and improve your physical coordination. The end result is you will achieve your goals and be at your very best.
Do you have difficulties throwing or catching a ball? Did you know there are art therapy activities that can help you? Improving your motor skills and coordination, will increase your confidence and sense of wellbeing.
Identify Blocks to Emotional Expression and Personal Growth
This is the most important aspect of arts therapy. Over time, we all develop blocks that our subconscious has used to keep us safe. However, these blocks stop us from growing and becoming confident, creative people.
The practice of Arts Therapy will unlock those blocks and ensures you can achieve your goals.
If you need help with any of these areas, contact me to discuss how arts therapy can improve your life.
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