Wallis May Streete
2 min readFeb 23, 2024

Art Therapy

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Art therapy is a beneficial modality within the therapeutic world, offering people a unique way to explore, express and heal emotionally. It strays away from the conservative approcah to therapy and instead engages in the creative process to help people access their thoughts and experiences, taping into deeper emotions.

The main goal of art therapy is to help people harness the power of their artistic expressions trought art, in order to facilitate growth and psycological well being, especially when they find it hard to articulate in a verbal manner. Across mediums like painting, drawing, sculpting and collage, individuals are encouraged to dig deep into their subconcious to find a way to express their troubles.

The main philosophy of art therapy is the belief that every creative process leads to the revealing of unconcious thoughts, emotions and memories, giving way for people to study and explore some complex pshycological experiences. By externalizing these internal expriences, one has the opportunity to gain insight and have more clarity in an amenable way.

Art therapy sessions are guided by trained professionals who facilitate the creative setting with sensitivty and skill. Whether in a group or individual session, the role of the therapist is to help engage the patient to their inner world in order to embark on a journey of self discovery and healing.

This in turn can offer many benefits such as stress reduction, emotional expression, confronting unresolaved issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. By engaging in this kind of therapy people tend to find solace and peace in a relaxed environment. Everything is designed to give a serene space for people to open up and heal, giving way to resolution and personal growth.

Wallis May Streete

Mother of three. Freelance writer. Poet. Lyricist. Dreamer. “We are lost souls trying to find the light, and when we do, we dance with shadows.”