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Expressive Arts Therapy – Is it for You?

One reason therapy is a necessary component of addiction recovery is the need to have a way in which you can express yourself in a positive manner. When in recovery, women need an avenue to prompt that expression that will build confidence, inspire, and rejuvenate both the mind and the body. One such means of positive expression is Expressive Arts Therapy. This therapy encourages creativity and imagination and provides a way for individuals to release their feelings and emotions in a constructive, healthy manner.

There are many ways to use art therapy in your recovery. Conventional art practices such as painting, drawing, and sculpting are common. Dancing, acting, music, and poetry are also artistic ways to express yourself. Art therapy is relaxing and provides a focal point for your attention when things aren’t going smoothly, or you’re dealing with emotional turmoil. Sometimes it is difficult to express these negative emotions as there aren’t always words that make sense to define how you feel. Art therapy can provoke feelings that the individual doesn’t always fully understand. There is no judgment in art, either, which increases confidence and builds self-worth.

Art therapy can be done in an independent setting with just the individual and her therapist, or it can be done in a group setting. When in a group setting, art therapy becomes less about the art itself and more about a bonding experience and the relationships built when like-minded individuals work together toward a common goal. There is no right or wrong way to use art therapy in your recovery, and it can be an excellent complement to traditional treatments. Many have their doubts about the effectiveness of art therapy until they try it and experience the benefits first hand.

If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction, there is no reason to do it alone. Sometimes, having a strong support system in place is all that you need to have the confidence to stand up to the addiction that has been dragging you down. Villa Tranquil is a recovery facility that can provide that additional support you need to commit to sobriety. Call Villa Tranquil at 866-697-7573 to speak with an addiction expert right away and begin the healing process. Your life is too important to wait another day. Make the call now and become your best version of you. Villa Tranquil is here to help.