Expressive Arts Therapy


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Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Art Therapy (EAT) uses five art techniques to help clients to get in contact with their true self. The five art techniques are dance, drama, music, visual arts and poetry. The strengths of these five art techniques is in their ability to bridge the here and now and the world of imagination. It is in the world of imagination that true life stories take on mythic form creating symbols for a life that has been damaged or stunted (Rappaport, 2008; Wislesky, 2007).
EAT is used in individual therapy and in groups. In the group setting EAT is often helpful for victims of domestic violence, people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, children who are autistic, adolescents who are from at risk homes...
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