Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
You may wish to integrate creative methods within a relational and embodied framework.
What is Integrative Arts Psychotherapy?
When you are unable to express yourself by talking, or feel stuck but you desire emotional release, using creative methods may help you to do it safely.
Integrative arts psychotherapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of art-forms to accomplish individualised aims within a therapeutic relationship and can be integrated into traditional talking therapies if you wish to choose this style of therapy.
Integrative arts psychotherapy uses creative modalities, including art making, drama, music, clay, poetry, sand tray and body work to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Training is in depth lasting 4-5 years and draws on a variety of psychotherapeutic theories (humanistic, psychodynamic, relational psychoanalytic and neuroscience). The use of the imagination can be used towards recovery, effect long term change and is a form of symbolic communication that all humans use.
How can Integrative Arts Psychotherapy help?
The aim is to use the process of self-expression and reflect on the resulting creative methods used in therapy sessions to understand emotional dilemmas, reduce anxiety and depression, manage harmful behaviours, process thoughts and feelings, and increase self-esteem, motivation and restore normal function to your life.
Scientific studies tell us that creativity heals by changing your physiology reducing stress and cortisol levels. It has an impact on brain wave patterns and emotions, the nervous system, and can raise serotonin levels. Research has proven the use of creative methods can develop new neural pathways that produce a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from fine motor skills to creativity and improved emotional balance.
I offer therapy face to face at my practice in South East London, In Nature at a beautiful park and online, close to Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Crystal Palace and Dulwich.
Your first step is to arrange an initial consultation, contact me, give me a call on 07946 5122 78 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.