How does the therapy work?

Art creation allows participants to consider a range of potentials and possibilities.

 

The process of mood expression is a kind of enrichment and clarification of the affect. Participants often experience a sense of meaning and autonomy. With a break from the everyday life; we can examine and transform from our usual behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs.

 

I don’t know how to make art!

You don’t need. Therapists do not judge the quality of an art object. The therapy rests on processes rather than techniques.

 

We treat varies art forms as language and mode of interaction between therapist and participants, and embrace it as a partner in expression. Its primary focus is the commonality in all arts, which are touching people’s heart. Don’t worry! Art is never in bad taste!

 

Am I too old to be creative?

We have worked with participants from 4 years old to 85 years old. In our personal experience, participants at all ages can engage in expressive art therapy. Don’t underestimate your innate potentials!   
 

Creativity is often peaked in early middle age and remains active in later life. The development of the individual personality accumulates over a lifetime and never ends. By encouraging creativity throughout the lifespan, we can live more fully and achieve personal fulfillment.

 

What if I don’t want to disclose my secret through my artwork?

The therapy focuses on experience and expression; rather than analysis by therapists.

 

Art helps us to communicate thoughts and feelings that we don't know how to express, or may not even know that we have. Therapists use different art forms to amplify imagination, and clarify expression. Don’t worry! We don’t force participants to tell us their thoughts. They can do it at their own pace.

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