Sometimes it’s difficult to find the words to communicate how we feel and that’s when using art for a healing experience can really help, because using sand-trays, clay, puppets, painting and drawing gives us an alternative way to express ourselves.
Creativity is an important and often overlooked part of the human experience. So many people feel inhibited about their creative abilities having had negative school experiences or setting standards for their artwork by comparing themselves to well know artists. But everyone is creative.
Working with the arts therapeutically isn't about being top of the art class, or submitting work for exhibition. Its' about using art forms such as sand trays, clay, puppets, painting and drawing to explore your inner world using imagination and unconscious processes expressed through shape, color, metaphor and symbols for healing and growth.
Karen trained to work with the arts therapeutically at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IAPE) in London.
NB: Karen is not a HCPC Registered Art Therapist.