Unfortunately, most stories of abuse are often heard decades later, when it’s often too late to prosecute the assaulter or pedophile. These reports are constantly in the news. The sad thing is that the attacker was able to damage more victims in those 10, 20, or 30 years it took the victim to process what happened and speak out about it. The emotional pain and inner pressure are often too much to bear for the young impressionable mind of a child, and sometimes even adults. But what if you could get the victim to express their traumatic event right after it happened? What if speaking up about it would actually make the abuser stop inflicting the pain? Releasing emotional shock and mental heartbreak is crucial to the healing process. But, because the mind can be a self-protecting machine, many can’t face the sorrow, grief, and heartache attached to these hellish memories.
However, art therapy can help to bubble up these inner wounds buried deep inside of victims of abuse.
Using creative techniques such as painting, coloring, drawing, collage, or sculpting, art therapy can help children, adolescents, and adults express themselves artistically. Visual arts invite the victim to explore the heartbreaking emotions and scarring memories of the haunting trauma. Art therapy helps improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with experiential trauma by examining the psychological and emotional undertones in their art.
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