Art therapy is a style of psychotherapy, using dance, the arts and media to help treat patients. It is not about talent or skill, it is a way to express feelings.
Art therapy is used to treat adults and minors, and can help with disabilities, mental illness or traumatic memories. It can involve a range of techniques and methods that are decided by the therapist and patient, depending on what they believe will be the most successful treatment.
Sexual abuse affects a staggering number of the population, so finding a technique to help survivors is key.
In any case of sexual abuse, therapists can help the patient recover and find the best method for their recovery. The aftermath of the trauma can result in behavioral disorders, depression and PTSD. Art therapy is a way for the patient to share these feelings, either by putting paint on a canvas, through pottery or dance, without having discussions that many find difficult.
This method of therapy is relatively new, but is…