Expressive Art Therapy
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye
Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dream work, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing.
It’s about the process
Alongside talk or body centered therapy, clients are encouraged to explore their responses, reactions, and insights via pictures, sounds, explorations, and encounters with art processes. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product, because how we do anything is how we do everything. Free, spontaneous expression can be healing.
Call 828.273.5647 or email to learn more about expressive arts in Asheville, NC.