I noticed that they said aside from therapy and that for them art helps them heal. And that they would love for people to share their art. The next poster saidaside from conventional therapy, I write and do all different types of art to aid in my healing. I would love for others to share their poems and art
I’m noticing that this person said that art helps reduce their distress and process feelings without words.I agree that art heals. Or helps in healing. Its the expression where words fail.
Obviously can’t answer for @Friday , but for me, (having done quite a lot of art, and quite separately, quite a lot of art therapy with a trauma informed therapist), there’s a huge difference between art which is therapeutic, and art which is done for therapy. Very similar to music therapy (which I’ve also done with a trauma informed music therapist - probably I got more from the art therapy, but both were incredibly helpful for me).Are you curious about the process of using art to help heal?
That’s because we have 2 threads! Art Thread, & Art Therapy.@Friday several times you have questioned posts on here as art or therapy.
Very much this.For all of my art therapy, to get the most out of it, has required either discussion or journaling afterwards. So, I’m usually curious to see what people have to say about things they put in this art therapy thread, in the same way I’m interested to see how folks are working through issues in therapy in other threads.