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Art therapy helps eliminate stigma, create 'threads of compassion'

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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Art, a visual form of human creativity, is much more than a simple painting, canvas or sculpture ― it's a form of expression. Often used in therapeutic settings, art therapy helps patients to process emotions and thoughts more freely without relying solely on verbal communication. Allison Apprill, an art therapist at Bridgehaven Mental Health Services, said artwork activates the part of the brain that allows for higher processing. “There’s a lot of research actually on how creative processes tap into the unconscious part of the brain, specifically where trauma memories...

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