We can lose ourselves in art. The therapeutic value of creating something from nothing is immense, and in addition to wellbeing and a huge sense of enjoyment, arts and crafts also encourage self confidence and imagination. These are things that everyone can achieve, no matter how profound their ‘dif-ability’.

As with music and time spent in nature, people who might benefit from art and crafts as a therapeutic activity may have a wide range of difficulties, dif-abilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical conditions.

As with all Creative Rhythms sessions, art workshops are person-centred and tailor-made. Once I know as much as possible about a client’s needs and understand what they would like to get out of it, I’ll design a session perfect for their needs and in line with any issues of ability and capacity. I currently work with a young girl who loves messy play, so that’s all we focus on. If, like her, you prefer shaving foam and food colouring over paints and paper, no problem!

“Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful.”― Phil Cheney

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”― Eileen Miller

Jemma loved making these cityscapes

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