Creative Therapy is a broad term that incorporates many different forms of therapy that focus on the use of creative arts. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Art Therapy
- Drama Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Bibliotherapy – the use of books, literature and creative writing
- Cinematherapy – the use of film and movies
The focus of Creative Therapy is on expression and the creative journey and not on the technical skills behind the creation, so artistic skills are not required or necessary. Individuals are encouraged to use sessions to explore their emotions through the use of different art mediums, creating an experience of expression. Creative Therapy can take many forms and extends beyond just drawing or painting. Through exploration of different methods and mediums, the individual can identify what truly interests them and explore this further.
We experience our environment and the world around us using all our senses, so Creative Therapy sessions can tap into and explore all of our senses to facilitate growth.