What is Art Therapy?
Counselling through arts adopts creative expressions to connect with the children. Through the medium of arts, children are encouraged to acknowledge the issues, create awareness and address the situation in a protected environment.
Identifying the Gap
Art therapy is beneficial to children with behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorder, illness, suffering natural disasters, personal loss like death, trauma, social injustice or even dyslexia and ADHD. The therapies are equally beneficial to adults which are addressed in SMTA program.
Addressing the Problem
The purpose of art therapy is essentially one of healing. At BOL, visual art and art medium vary from painting to music to films that is employed within the therapeutic process to address and solve the problems. A goal in art therapy is to improve his or her sense of personal well-being.
Arts trigger the creative process, and the resultant artworks reflect their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.