Expressive Arts Therapy employs several creative art modalities like music, dance, drama, visual arts and creative writing in counselling and therapy. These art forms are used either in combination or in sequence depending on the needs and goals of the client.
For someone feeling stuck in a chaotic life situation or helpless in coping with an emotional issue, it is hard to control feeling overwhelmed. The wide range of techniques and modalities adopted in Expressive Arts Therapy provide a safe and gentle way to help us get out of our everyday situations using imagination and creativity for self-exploration.
Engaging in the creative processes facilitates bringing suppressed issues to the surface, helping in emotional release/catharsis and gaining self-awareness. Further exploring the same issue using a different modality aids in gaining increased clarity, a new perspective and creative solutions in a gentle yet empowering way.