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About Spotted Rabbit

What is Art Therapy?

Visual art making offers clients of all ages an alternate mode of self-expression and communication, often when words themselves are ineffective. Art also serves as a bridge between what we unconsciously know inside ourselves and what we present consciously outside ourselves. Creating art can be a way to develop sensory integration and make mind-body connections we may have lost along the way. Art can be a beginning, something to start the conversation, but it can also be the end, a way to heal by creating.

Art therapy offers tremendous resources for individuals who find it difficult to communicate verbally, either because they lack the skills or ability to do so, or because the issues that need talking about are so traumatic and inaccessible. Words are limiting, and only one form of communicating. Creative modalities bring about emotions, memories, and beliefs that are unconscious or indescribable. Often, clients feel more at ease to discuss difficult experiences while immersed in creating and our space as an art studio provides the sense they are in a safe and familiar environment.

As therapists we find that those who benefit most from creative arts therapy are those who are simply open to the idea of using art materials. No prior art making experience is required, as it is often not about the finished product, but rather the process of creating that matters. And despite all the benefits of using art making within therapy, Spotted Rabbit therapists will never require you to make art in session. For those who prefer talk therapy, it is always an option.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

F. Rogers
Team

Our Therapists

Fiona, Studio Dog

Brighton

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