Creative Arts Therapy

Creative Arts Therapy

Creative art therapy, which has been around since the 1940s, is an integral part of the addiction creative-arts-therapy-300x225 - rocks big one yellow with wordstreatment process at English Mountain Recovery. By drawing, painting, and using other creative media like sculpture, you can increase self-esteem and self-awareness and identify and express emotions (both conscious and unconscious) about your addiction and recovery — and even the meaning of life.

Based on your history of substance abuse and your goals for recovery, our experienced staff at English Mountain Recovery can recommend a variety of creative therapies, including:

  • Painting
  • Rock sculpturing
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Skits

How Can Art Therapy Help You?

While art therapy has been gaining in popularity in recent years, it’s actually been around since 1945 when it was used to help veterans overcome the trauma of serving in combat missions. In recent years, art therapy has gained more traction as a complementary addiction treatment. In fact, one study found that nearly 40 percent of rehabs use art therapy as part of a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program.

And perhaps the best part: You don’t have to be Picasso or even the “creative type” to reap the health benefits of creative therapy. When used alongside evidence-based addiction treatments, creative therapy has been found to help individuals:

  • Increase self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Express fears and emotions difficult to verbalize
  • Enhance communication skills about recovery/addiction experiences
  • Process traumatic events
  • Manage destructive behaviors
  • Deal with stress and anxiety
  • Gain greater comfort, freedom and hope

Call About Our Creative Arts Therapy

At English Mountain Recovery, we firmly believe in the power of holistic and 12-step based addiction recovery treatment protocols. In addition to art therapy, we offer a variety of other holistic treatment opportunities including Equine Interaction Experience, spiritual support and more. To learn more about our comprehensive addiction treatment, call today: (877) 459-8595.

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