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Posted by Admin on 04-01-2023 11:04 AM

The american art therapy association (aata) defines it as “an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. ”art therapy combines psychological therapy with art-making, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and clay modeling, to help people manage stress and express themselves without verbal communication. “different studies and research [show] that when we engage in art-making, it helps the neurological system relax. Brain chemical levels will decrease and bring about relaxation for many

people, which also helps the nervous system calm down,” says margaret carlock russo , edd, lcat, atr-bc, atcs, president of the aata.