Art Therapy

"I can express myself because I am able to draw and paint what I want!” Fabiola, 10 years old

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

 

The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem.

 

One doesn’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the therapies. Professionals work with the patient to analyse the underlying messages communicated through one’s art, which will aid in the healing process.

 

Art therapy can achieve different things for different people. It can be used for counseling, healing, treatment, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and in the broad sense of the term, it can be used to express one’s inner-self in a way that may provide the individual with a deeper understanding of him or herself.

 

Our tools are Art Therapy sessions, theater, dance and music workshops. The Bolivian culture is rich with colors and figures, thus Art Therapy is an excellent approach to work through personal growth. Most problems we work with were deeply traumatizing, consequently words alone often cannot process the event. A non-verbal approach aids in these situations.

With Pintar en Bolivia we want to prove that the Arts are also a powerful tool for one’s self-development, well-being and empowerment.

Benefits

Enjoyable and fun

The simple act of creation itself can be enjoyable and so much fun, along to offering the children a moment to be kids again!

Liberty of expression

Art Therapy gives one the opportunity to express oneself more freely and in a non-verbal way!

Feeling proud

Achieving an art work, especially through a given exercise, makes one feel proud, reinforcing self-confidence.

Reducing anxiety & stress

The exercises require concentration forcing one to leave aside issues, but also exteriosing them. The different materials used also play a role in reducing stress thanks to sensopathic play.

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