What is SMTA?
Counselling through arts adopts creative expressions to
connect with people. Through the medium of arts,
participants are encouraged to release stress, revive, trigger
energy levels, acknowledge issues, create awareness and
address the situation in a protected environment.
Identifying the Gap
Stress is a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or
mental equilibrium causing hormones such as adrenaline and
cortisol to surge through the body. It results in the
fight-or-flight responce. SMTA designs a unique approach to
address the issue.
Addressing the Problem
The purpose of SMTA 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