DISENGAGEMENT
DISENGAGEMENT

Art Therapy can help disengaged young people to explore self-concept, improve behaviour, interact with others and increase academic performance.

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TRAUMA
TRAUMA

There is growing knowledge about the relationship between art therapy and the brain, including how the brain processes traumatic events and the possibilities for reparation through art.

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ATTACHMENT
ATTACHMENT

Art Therapy may be helpful in repairing attachment through experiential and sensory processes that tap into old relational states allowing the brain to establish new patterns.

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MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH

Art Therapy can be used alongside medical treatments for young people living with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders

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SELF-ESTEEM
SELF-ESTEEM

Art therapy can give a young person a sense of mastery over the art materials at the same time as exploring mastery over their internal worlds. Creating and being witnessed by others can lead to increased self-esteem.

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IDENTITY
IDENTITY

Young people can use imagery in art therapy to explore identity. They can use art materials to process internal thoughts and feelings about who they are and the world around them, with the support of the therapist.

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WELLBEING
WELLBEING

Art has long been recognised for it's positive effects on health and wellbeing. Art therapy is being proven to reduce anxiety and low mood, and increase feelings of elation, especially when creativity is shared.

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RESILIENCE
RESILIENCE

The characteristics of art making itself and also the relational dynamics between the individual and therapist can assist young people in increasing resilience

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