Through expressive art therapy at Sunset Malibu, the client discovers their ability to tap into their creativity. Because there are emotions and feelings that cannot be expressed in words alone, art therapy bridges the gap through expressive and creative activities. The client soon realizes emotions of which they were always unaware.
Art therapy has long been used as a form of expression that has proven to aid the emotional state of those that suffer from mental and emotional trauma. By assisting a client to find a creative outlet for psychological trauma, our trained therapists will lead a client in finding a way to communicate and express traumatic events that the addict cannot or will not do so through the use of words.
Often the traumatic memories that have been buried deep in the subconscious will surface through the art. Once the emotions have been released the emotional healing process can begin through the life affirming creative process.
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