Mental Health Benefits of Art Therapy
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What Is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is one of many different types of psychotherapies. As a type of psychotherapy, it is a talk-based treatment that utilizes self-expression through creativity. This typically includes drawing, coloring, or other basic art techniques.
History of Art Psychotherapy
The history of art psychotherapy can be traced back to the 20th century. The name “art therapy” itself comes from Adrian Hill, an artist, who coined the term in 1942. However, it was Edward Adamson who connected the visible effects of art in those with mental health disorders with science. Then, over twenty years later, in 1964, The British Association of Art Therapists was founded.
When Is Art Therapy Used?
Techniques Used In Art Therapy
What Art Therapy Can Help With
Method of Art Therapy
Mental Health Benefits of Art Therapy Activities
Beneficial Parts of Psychotherapy
Art Therapy vs. Expressive Arts Therapy
As a result, expressive arts therapy is often thought of as a combination of art therapy and music therapy, along with additional formats of creative arts being included.
Limitations and Concerns of Art Therapy
Art Therapy at Ripple Ranch Recovery
At Ripple Ranch Recovery, you’ll find evidence-based holistic treatments that take advantage of our over 20-acre campus, including access to art therapy. Our small patient-to-therapist ratios allow us to provide individualized care while still focusing on providing a peaceful place for healing, reflection, and growth. No matter where you are in your mental healthcare journey, our compassionate staff here at Ripple Ranch Recovery is prepared to meet you where you are.