Benefits of Art Therapy

What are they?

There are mafeeling blue about the environmentny potential benefits to art therapy, including but not limited to the following:


  • Stress reduction
  • Increased sense of self-awareness
  • Greater sense of control
  • Increased sense of independence
  • Improvements in communication
  • Healthier, more positive body image
  • Improvements in social skills
  • Safe expression of difficult emotions
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased problem-solving skills
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved mood
  • Improved coping skills
  • Healing from trauma
  • A greater sense of connection (group art therapy)
  • Enhance sense of personal empowerment

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of art therapy is that it allows individuals to express things that they simply can’t put into words.   The saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is particularly apt with regards to art therapy. Sometimes a drawing or painting is much more powerful and revealing than fifty minutes of dialogue.




Published by Lorri Lambert Art and Therapy

~ Artist ~ Teacher ~ Counsellor ~

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