The Benefits of Therapeutic Arts
Self Expression, Confidence & Creativity
The therapeutic benefits of artistic expression are well documented, and at Sedona Sky Academy, we believe that the arts are a powerful and healing medium that can be utilized in residential treatment centers.
Some of the very important benefits that struggling teen girls experience from artistic expression are:
A painting or drawing is an expression of feeling. What a student may not be able to put to words, they might find a release and a form through artistic expression.
Art requires constant experimentation and assessment. This process improves a young woman’s problem solving skills.
Social & Emotional Skills
Art helps foster a healthy sense of self and core identity, as well as self-efficacy.
Self-Expression and Creativity
Art at its most basic level is about expression. There is no “right” and “wrong.” Teens often feel judged and confined by others’ beliefs. With art, they are free to explore and create a masterpiece as they see it.
It is our role to encourage this creative process and allow the benefits to spill over into other areas of their life.