Art Therapy

The Power of Experiential Therapy

By |2019-04-03T03:09:03+00:00October 9th, 2017|

At the bottom of every person's dependency, there is always pain. Discovering the pain and healing it is an essential step in ending dependency. ― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure The world of mental disorder treatment has long stood on a foundation of uncertainty. Some say that these disorders can be cured by taking a pill with the proper chemical combination. Others say the key is counseling, therapy, and a strong social network. But like so many things, the truth most likely lies in a combination of the two. Along with other [...]

Healing Anxiety & Addiction with Art

By |2018-12-29T05:02:41+00:00March 14th, 2015|

How Art Can Help Anxiety Related to Addiction We all have times when we feel nervous or anxious.  Feelings of nervousness and anxiety are normally related to something that we perceive as difficult to handle.   For example, having to perform a task for the first time might create some fear of embarrassment or failure.  Imagining the worst, the person will be experiencing all the uncomfortable sensations as if they were doing the task.  The brain goes on auto-pilot and kicks into the fight-or-flight mode. Self-medicating can temporarily relieve anxiety.  A glass of wine, a cigarette [...]