Expressive art refers to using the emotional, intuitive aspects of ourselves in various media. In expressive arts therapy, you use multiple senses to explore your inner and outer world through the experience and creation of different art forms.
Creativity becomes the pathway to the expression of inner feelings, leading to a process of self-discovery and understanding. In other words, your creative process becomes your road to emotional health. We express inner feelings by creating outer forms.
Individual therapy sessions
I offer strength-focused, collaborative self-healing processes using EXA Therapy modalities that will support you to accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform your painful emotions into deep introspection and self-growth in an inclusive, non-judgmental and safe space.
Who are these sessions for?
Anyone who is interested in inner work and personal growth. There are separate sessions for: Adults – individuals, parents, teachers , professionals. One does not have to be an artist, writer, dancer or an expert in any of the expressive arts. These sessions deepen your sense of self connection.
• Help you express yourself with greater personal depth, authenticity and meaning.
• Allow you to experience and develop more freedom, ease and confidence.
They serve as an outlet for self care, transition, recovery and wellbeing. It is rich and varied and to understand process as something that transcends the creative output.
Theme for these sessions: Personal growth and self-care in these uncertain times. Creating a safe space and a women’s circle.
Group sessions for children
Expressive arts awaken a child’s imagination and creativity to help them discover who they are and how to engage their senses. These also bring a sense of calm to the body and positively impact mindset, interpretation of surroundings and emotional state.
These sessions will help:
- Learn decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Learn social skills
- Release excess energy
- Understand their emotions and their problems
- Gain more confidence through self-expression
- Enhance their imagination and creativity
Grief Support Group for adults uses creative activities to tenderly encourage expression, insight and growth in a supportive environment. Participants are offered new ways to tell their story, express emotions without words and feel connected and supported as they creatively honor their grief and loved ones.
Sessions will happen online for now. 6-8 sessions (1 session per week)
These sessions will help you:
- Process grief by offering the invitation to express yourself in a new way.
- Allow for continued healing, acceptance, emotional regulation, and meaning making by using paint, pencil, and pastel, music, poetry, movement, mandala, and other art forms in an integrated way in order to experience a shift in grief.
Corporate wellness programs
Expressive and Creative Arts can emerge as an effective tool for employee wellness programs
Therapeutic use of these can work towards the employees improving their communication skills and stress management while building and creating a healthy work environment. The benefits do not end here rather extend to facilitating smooth communication and fostering creativity and innovation in the organization. Today’s business environment is recognized with change and challenges, and Art-based therapies are a way out to motivate the workforce to accept change in a positive way.