Creative Arts Therapy

The arts therapies are a form of psychotherapy utilising creative modalities, including visual art-making, drama, and dance/movement, within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform physical, mental and emotional well-being. 

Arts therapies are traditionally based on psychoanalytic or psychodynamic principles, and most art and arts therapists utilise varied practice-based and evidence-based theoretical frameworks in their work. 

Arts therapies can be practiced with individuals as well as groups. 

Arts therapies differ from traditional art-making or performance in that the emphasis is on the process of creating and meaning-making, rather than on the end product. 

The arts therapies can help people to resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and achieve insight. Arts therapy can encourage clients to:

  • express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise

  • explore their imagination and creativity

  • develop healthy coping skills and focus

  • improve self-esteem and confidence

  • identify and clarify issues and concerns

  • increase communication skills

  • share in a safe nurturing environment

  • improve motor skills and physical co-ordination

  • identify blocks to emotional expression and personal growth.

At Equilibrium Therapies Australia our mission is to provide individually tailored therapy that recognises the uniqueness of each client, to heal and empower them, using an intermodal approach incorporating Equine Assisted Therapy, Creative Arts therapies, counselling and mindfulness practices.

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