Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where images and the creative process are used to express emotional states.
It is found to be particularly helpful in cases where putting feelings into words is hard.
Using simple art materials such as clay, collage, pencils and paints can enable the patient to communicate difficult feelings around complex issues, such as chronic illness, loss or difficult emotions. It also provides a safe space for reflective thinking, relaxation and emotional release.
Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy where drama and theatre techniques are used for therapeutic purposes.
Dramatherapy uses stories—myths, fables, fairy tales and contemporary stories to provide a bridge to help participants share their own stories. It uses tools such as role playing, puppetry and movement.
This is a playful and safe approach that can involve the use of metaphor to distance a person from difficult feelings and experiences while allowing them to reflect from a safe distance and initiate a process of healing.
Music plays an important part in our lives. It can evoke memories and feelings, strongly resonate with our emotions, helping us to express ourselves and to communicate with others.
Music therapy uses rhythm, melody and tonality to express different emotional states. Expression through music can allow a person to make a connection to feelings within, as well as help to aid communication with the outside world.
This can involve listening to, creating or moving to music, or using a variety of instruments or voice, either spoken or sung.
DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY
Dance Movement Therapy recognises the movement of the body as a form of expression. It is a powerful non verbal means of expression.
Client and therapist work creatively through movement and dance to work on emotional, physical, social and cognitive aspects of self
Dance Movement Therapy can be used to explore a range of psychological and emotional issues.