What does Art have to do with it?

Art Therapy is a growing field! Many therapists incorporate art into the their work with clients. However, there is a whole slew of therapists that are becoming certified through AATA and ATCB.

I have found art in my professional and personal life to be a helpful way for self care, and accessing inner resources. It has the potential to uncover thoughts, beliefs, and dreams that are hidden away in our unconscious and can only be accessed through the creative part of our humanity. We are all artists! Don’t believe me?

According to John Muir Laws in his book The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, “To err is human. It is easy to be wrong. The fallibility of human reasoning can lead to misinterpretations of evidence and false ideas. Being aware of these logical fallacies will help you as you gather evidence and build understanding of the world.” he then quotes Samuel Johnson:

“I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality.”

Be creative this Memorial Holiday and see what comes of it!

Check out this link from Virtual Instructor for a list of prompts to get your creative juices started!