Writing, poetry, drawing, painting, dance, movement, play, etc. are all ways you can begin to re-awaken this natural life force.
EXPRESSIVE ART THERAPY
Expressive Art Therapy
is a creative process that supports other forms of therapy, for example mental health therapy and yoga therapy.
Using mediums of art and expression, we can tap into our unconscious and our essential self more readily. This is important to do because much of our unconscious drives our emotional and behavioral interactions with the world.
Art and expression help us let go of the thinking mind, the ego, and all the ways we have learned to conform to societal norms, thus keeping ourselves in boxes that limit our expression.
Have you ever wondered that your lack of authentic expression could be part of your current struggle?
Do you dream of being free in your self expression, yet find yourself playing small?
Art therapy helps us connect to our forgotten intuition, dreams, creativity, and that spontaneous spark that lives in us all.
Expressive Art Therapy can be expressed through writing, poetry, drawing, painting, dance, movement, play, etc. are all ways you can begin to re-awaken this natural life force.
Quotes on Expressive Art Therapy
“Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing. To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness.”
“The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings. The therapist then would be an artist of the soul, working with sufferers to enable them to find the proper container for their pain, the form in which it would be embodied.”
Stephen K. Levine
“We recognized the role of imagination and ritual that is shared between contemporary psychotherapies and all ancient traditions. It was also evident that the arts are the bridging existential phenomena that unite ritual, imagination and dream-world in a way that no other activity can do.”
Paulo Knill from Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy
Kersten Wilson, Licensed Professional Counselor, Integrating Expressive Art Therapy
Kersten Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, integrating expressive art therapy. She works with kids, teens, and adults in a holistic framework with down to earth, practical tools to guide your journey. If you are ready to make a change, call today to set up your appointment.
Kersten has an office in Carbondale , CO and provides Expressive Art Therapy to individuals in all of the communities in the Roaring Fork Valley including Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs, CO.
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