Expressive therapy is more than just drawing and painting. Expressive therapy is facilitated by a professional therapist, and uses multiple artistic media to help clients identify, process, manage and cope with emotional stressors within a supportive group environment. Our “creative coping” group is a specialized and healthy therapeutic technique of expression for varying degrees of artistic talent and is easily embraced by many of our clients. Here are just some of their many stories:
“Moving through my broken places and waking up to who I am as a whole person, I often feel as though I am walking through life with one eye open. One eye is open to everything as it is, and it is strong and capable. One eye is closed to all of the fear, hate, and ignorance. It is closed to everything within myself, and everything in the world that is pain, it can only cry. As the energy moves through my mind and body, and the healing process takes place, the crying eye begins to open. It is able to see with love and compassion, for myself and others, and it is strong too. I am becoming whole. I am becoming strong. I am becoming strong in my vulnerability with compassion. I not only can do it, I want to do it, and I am doing it. ”
"I was a child of alcoholism...
It left me feeling like I'd lost some of my identity."
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