Every individual we see at The Detox Center is unique. For that reason, we utilize a number of different treatment programs and addiction therapy programs while creating treatment plans. One therapy we use to complement traditional addiction treatment like counseling and medical care is holistic art therapy. During art therapy, our clients learn to show and express their thoughts and emotions through artistic projects. Art can become an outlet for negative emotions and a healthy coping skill for times of stress. Learn more about how our holistic treatment program at The Detox Center can help you or your loved one and contact us today.
What is Holistic Art Therapy for Addiction?
Not every person feels comfortable opening up in a group or even individual therapy. They might worry about being judged or have private struggles they don’t want to share aloud. In holistic art therapy, these individuals have the chance to express their emotions in a non-verbal way.
So what happens during art therapy? Under the guidance of a therapist, clients draw, paint, sculpt, dance, make music, write poetry, or engage in other creative arts. During these sessions, they might explore an event from their past or connect their art with an emotion they are feeling. This self-expression can be a healthy way to work through negative thoughts. Additionally, art can open those in recovery up to new perspectives. Sometimes we can connect with ideas better in artistic form.
Research from the National Institutes of Health shows that when used as a complement to tradition programs, art therapy can improve patient outcomes. Healthy coping skills are necessary for long-term recovery, and creating art can become a lasting habit.
The Benefits of a Holistic Art Therapy Program
At The Detox Center, we utilize art therapy along with other traditional and alternative treatment programs.
Drugs and alcohol can be a way for people to deal with past trauma or mental health issues. Through therapy, you can learn to turn to healthier outlets for relief from stress or anxiety. Art therapy offers a way to work through these feelings.
What are the benefits of a holistic art therapy program? They can include the following:
- Provides a nonverbal option for communicating and working through negative emotions
- You can discuss your work rather than discussing yourself
- Provides an outlet for stress
- Is a new way of expressing your story
- Allows you to reframe your reality through visual media
- Boosts self-confidence and self-discovery
- Can help you understand the root causes of addiction and help you move forward
If you or your loved one would benefit from holistic art therapy, reach out to The Detox Center. As part of a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, art therapy can help you find the path to lasting recovery.
Our Holistic Art Therapy Program
Though a holistic art therapy program, you’ll learn to deal with stress and challenging emotions in a healthy way. Our goal is to give you the tools and resources you need for lasting success.
Reach out to The Detox Center to learn more about our programs and how we can help you begin your journey to recovery. Call us or contact us online, and start rebuilding your life today.