Art therapy is an experiential therapeutic approach that can offer healing on many different levels: socially, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and sometimes even physically.
This process can be more effective than traditional talk therapy because it allows women to indirectly confront themselves through imagery. It is much easier for women to talk about an image as it relates to them than to have a direct conversation about themselves. The artwork becomes an extension or mirror of a woman that she can reflect upon and consider in new ways.
Artistic activity engages different parts of the brain. It has the ability to summon images from the unconscious – dreams, fears, thoughts, feelings and desires that have been hidden away from our conscious selves.