ART THERAPY

Art therapy promotes the use of the right-brain hemisphere often known as the creative or expressive side of the brain. While the left-brain hemisphere is oriented toward methodical thought processes, the right controls how we create and read images and experiences. The right-side is known as the "being" side, and the left- side as the "doing." Art therapy helps access the right-brain through creating imagery with art materials and then integrating the experience with the left-brain's ability to put the awareness to work. Art therapy is practiced using the power of the creative process and proven treatment approaches to promote health and healing for people of all ages. Creative activities including dance, yoga, music, drama and art are known to stimulate the right-brain, which can prolong the onset and ease severity of symptoms associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease. Storytelling through imagery is commonly used in art therapy with geriatric patients to stimulate memory, recollection of dates and experiences, and to promote creative expression. Art therapy can help develop fine motor skills and address sensory based issues in children. It is also known to be an effective form of treatment with ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Autism, behavior problems, trauma, loss, and other mental health symptoms and disorders.

HISTORY

A century ago, well-known psychotherapists began using the creative process to aid in healing and self-awareness. Psychiatrists and educators then began to examine the artwork of their patients and students. Art therapy emerged as a distinct profession in the 1930's. Today, art therapists are highly trained through accredited graduate and doctoral programs and credentialed through the American Art Therapy Association. For more information on the national organization visit the AATA website at www.arttherapy.org.
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CONTACT

501 Angell Street, Wayland Square  Providence, RI 02906 401.996.8633 cordeliawheelock@yahoo.com www.providencearttherapy.com
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ART THERAPY

Art therapy promotes the use of the right-brain hemisphere often known as the creative or expressive side of the brain. While the left-brain hemisphere is oriented toward methodical thought processes, the right controls how we create and read images and experiences. The right-side is known as the "being" side, and the left-side as the "doing." Art therapy helps access the right-brain through creating imagery with art materials and then integrating the experience with the left-brain's ability to put the awareness to work. Art therapy is practiced using the power of the creative process and proven treatment approaches to promote health and healing for people of all ages. Creative activities including dance, yoga, music, drama and art are known to stimulate the right-brain, which can prolong the onset and ease severity of symptoms associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease. Storytelling through imagery is commonly used in art therapy with geriatric patients to stimulate memory, recollection of dates and experiences, and to promote creative expression. Art therapy can help develop fine motor skills and address sensory based issues in children. It is also known to be an effective form of treatment with ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Autism, behavior problems, trauma, loss, and other mental health symptoms and disorders.

HISTORY

A century ago, well-known psychotherapists began using the creative process to aid in healing and self-awareness. Psychiatrists and educators then began to examine the artwork of their patients and students. Art therapy emerged as a distinct profession in the 1930's. Today, art therapists are highly trained through accredited graduate and doctoral programs and credentialed through the American Art Therapy Association. For more information on the national organization visit the AATA website at www.arttherapy.org.

CONTACT

501 Angell Street, Wayland Square  Providence, RI 02906 401.996.8633 cordeliawheelock@yahoo.com www.providencearttherapy.com
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