ln a sense, we are all "troubled" people.
We can adapt and change if we are to heal and become fully actualized humans. Yet, change is painful.
Art as a healing process provides a holistic transformative process for individuals in frustrating or confining situations . . . existential crises . . . to regain a sense of self-security and worth, as well as a clarity of the “meaning” of their life.
Through the free use of many art materials and through the creation of deep, reflective relationships with canvas, paint, music, movement, and images, a person can overcome obstacles and re-establish a fuller self-esteem and self-sufficiency. Moreover, the recovery/discovery of newly acquired feelings and beliefs can often serve as a foundation for many areas of social functioning.
The practice and appreciation of the Expressive Arts by any person, both YOUNG AND OLD, often derives from an “existential crisis” . . . as the catalyst to release personal blocks that restrain authentic personal S(s)elf expression.
As individuals, we no longer need to remain isolated and alone. We can free ourselves of anxiety, stress, frustration, and guilt. We can be contented in our being, at peace within ourselves.
We have a Way . . . Expressive Arts is good food for the body, mind, and soul!