Art Based Therapy – a holistic approach

‘Arts-Based Therapy (ABT) is the evidence-based use of art forms to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. The basis of ABT lies in Indian Psychology and Ethics, Studies of Human Development, Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Neurosciences. In ABT there is a concurrence of art forms (drama, music and visual arts). This enables a Practitioner to acquire a generic vocabulary of stories, songs, roles, rhythms, drawings and colours, and use appropriate combinations to address specific client needs.

What are some of the benefits of Arts-Based Therapy

The Arts-Based Therapy Course is designed to provide complementary artistic tools / conjunct to existing professional skills of professionals such as Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Special Needs & Remedial Educators, Occupational & Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Anthropologists and Social Work Graduates

The process of using multiple arts forms such as painting, drawing, stories, play and drama in creating a therapeutic relationship can be healing in a deep way, touching upon areas in the psyche that language often cannot access. ABT is effective because arts allow the processing and integration of deeper issues, often resulting in enhanced well being, self-awareness and self-expression for the client. Our ABT Practitioners are trained to attune with and respond to non-verbal expressions in Therapy, to navigate artistic cues, invite in the imagination & be comfortable with the silence. The training imparts skills so our ABT Practitioners have newer perspectives and deeper insights as they view their clients holistically rather than based on their impairments. It is possible to elicit client’s lived experiences through compassionate interventions and meet individual therapeutic goals even in a group setting.

Our ABT Practitioner can use ABT by itself or in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions like ABT in Counselling or ABT with Occupational Therapy or for Special Needs

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