|Art therapy is not rocket science...it's more important than that.
|It's a short step from the familiar art of drawing to drawing with high-grade colored pencils. It's a little like drawing with paint only dry--less mess, less cleanup.
|The benefits of art therapy are not always this
dramatic, but the fact that they can be makes
it a worthwhile mental health tool.
|Except for high-tech items, the tools of art therapy are not costly when compared to their benefits.
|In art therapy, skills take a backseat to self-expression.
|When the number of those in need is great, art therapy lends
itself to group sessions and cooperative art activities.
|Art therapists have found that inexpensive paper-mache or plaster masks to be a very effective tool in treating PTSD.
|Art therapy allows the joy of doing what can't be done.
|A collage on aging--the kind of
art therapy I need.