Creative Arts Therapy is a broad phrase for healthcare professions that employ the creative and expressive process of creating art to enhance and improve the psychological and social well-being of people of all ages and health situations. The creative arts used in therapy can be art, music, play, drama, or dance.

When words are inadequate, art therapy offers a non-threatening, non-verbal, indirect way of communication, allowing the child to explore challenging emotions and difficulties in the therapist’s safe, nonjudgmental setting. Children sometimes have trouble controlling strong emotions including worry, sadness, impatience, and wrath. A responsive, tuned-in therapist offers the child the chance to explore and express their emotional world through creative arts therapy in a secure and encouraging setting.

What kids are suitable for the therapy?

Creative arts therapies are available to any child who is facing personal, social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The child may also have experienced trauma, loss, grief, or family dissolution. The therapy gives the kid the chance to discover their inner world, grow in self-awareness, and find healthy ways to express themselves. When a youngster engages with a reliable adult outside of the family to discuss personal issues, they frequently gain immensely from doing so. 

What happens in the therapy?

The child gains confidence in therapy as a dependable, safe environment where they are free to express themselves through whatever form of creativity they find most natural. The treatment helps to some extent identify and address the child’s personal troubles and worries as the relationship grows and the youngster becomes more verbal over time. The therapist communicates with the parents of the kid to better understand their needs and to assist the child in their therapeutic journey. Since children are frequently more impulsive, less constrained, and in touch with their creative self than many adults, using creative arts therapy with them can be highly beneficial.