Do you believe art therapy benefits the individual to cope and express themselves with PTSD or learning disabilities?Posted by: messinghaml
Looking to see peoples opinions on whether they believe art therapy has a positive effect on those who use it.
I've heard that it can help with some mental illness. Personally I don't think it could help me. But it seems to help my dad and I've read a few reports about it helping psychopaths. So I assume it could help people suffering from PTSD. Though I'm unsure about it aiding people with learning disabilities.
It has the potential to bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind giving conventional therapists a means to extract the damage and begin the healing process. Plus, who doesn't feel better after using their own creativity to manifest thought and expression into something visible, or audible?
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