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Understanding Art Therapy

Understanding Art Therapy

At some point in history, “art” became something that hangs on a wall. What society at large (and its planners) don’t realize, is that making art, in all its forms, is a natural language. As natural as our capacity to speak. When we relegated it to the wall, we hung up our freedom. We marginalized our creative children. And we diluted the glue that holds our families and communities together. We cut off the side of our brains necessary for mediating our mind’s relationship to our bodies, leaving ourselves as perceptual cripples, traumatized at every turn.

Making art is not a leisure passtime. It’s part of who we are. It’s wired into our bodies. We can’t access it by talking. We access it by doing. Though classed as an “alternative” healing method, in my experience and those around the world, it is among the PREMIER ways to heal… body, soul, spirit, and tribe. There are some things words just cannot touch. Art can touch the heart. Art Therapy is incredibly powerful. It should not be done by untrained professional. Visit often to learn the risks and rewards of Art Therapy.