There is a difference between using art in therapy and art therapy itself. Using art in therapy generally means using art as a means to an end. Art therapy, on the other hand, centers around the creative process as a healing tool.
Fort Wayne Recovery believes it is important for those recovering from addiction to express themselves in many ways. Art therapy is just one form of treatment used to help individuals recover and live the lives they deserve.
Benefits of art therapy in recovery include:
- Helping our patients externalize their feelings through non-destructive means
- Provides our therapists and patients alike gain insight into what the patient is feeling through repressed or unconscious emotions shown through their art
- Empowers our recovery patients by keeping them active and a feeling of growing maturity to solve problems
Art therapy at Fort Wayne Recovery helps our clients express their emotions, improve their self-esteem, manage their addiction, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with recovery.
Take a look at some of the incredible art created by our patients during art therapy.