Art therapy is a creative therapy that assists to improve emotional and mental well-being. It’s a form of therapy that lets people use their artistic expression to explore their feelings and emotions in a safe and supportive environment. This therapy is especially beneficial because it can help to reduce stress and anxiety, build self-esteem and self-awareness and improve overall quality of life.
One of the best things about art therapy is that it offers a non-judgmental space where participants can express themselves freely and creatively. Many people with disabilities can find it challenging to express themselves freely because of physical limitations or societal stigmas. But with art therapy, individuals can create and express themselves in a safe environment without any fear of being rejected or judged.
Care Squared Connect art therapy programs are hosted at accessible art studios and venues to immerse attendees in an environment that encourages their creativity. Some of our favourite venues across Australia include Rose Soiree in Bulimba, Queensland and Paint N Sip Studios in Penrith, New South Wales.
Creating art is a calming and soothing activity that can help people release their emotions and tension. Our qualified art therapists guide our participants, encouraging them to tap into their creativity, and allowing attendees to focus on the present moment. This relaxing and supportive approach helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
Art therapy can improve the overall quality of life for people with disabilities. Engaging in creative activities can give people a sense of purpose and fulfilment, leading to increased happiness and life satisfaction. Art therapy can also provide a way for individuals to connect with others who share similar experiences, leading to a sense of belonging and social support.
Our art therapy programs run for 8-week blocks, to allow for the continued growth and development of our participants’ experience throughout the course of the program. As one of our most popular programs, we have sessions running consistently throughout Australia. Head over to our art therapy events page to find a program running near you.