DID YOU KNOW?
Children are more susceptible to trauma than elders. Many kids in today’s society, experience high levels of stress disorders. In fact, these emotional stressors affect their ability to focus and learn in school. Many therapies are emerging to treat traumatic conditions. However, numerous scientific studies prove art therapy to be the most effective one.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON TRAUMATIC CONDITIONS?
PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) is a very common condition in today’s society. Traumatic situations include anxiety, zoning out, low self-esteem, nightmares and depression. Many children have been victim of abuse, war, natural disaster and neglect. Also, some face gang violence and bullying.
Children do not develop the skills to cope up with difficult situations. In fact, kids are hesitant to express such incidents even with a professional therapist. Such adverse childhood experience may lead to PTSD.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
Art therapy is a medium that lets children be themselves. In fact, it teaches children to express and understand emotions through art. Art therapy is designed to heal psychological wounds. Moreover, it is a way of allowing the children to interact.
HOW DOES ART THERAPY HELP TRAUMATIC CONDITIONS?
Some adults often ask children not to tell of negative experiences. Art therapy allows non-verbal telling. Thus, they feel safer and more likely to share their experience.
The act of creative expression utilizes the right brain hemisphere. In fact, the right brain stores visual memories. This is one of the reasons why art therapy has been successful in recovering unconscious images. Even if they lack the vocabulary, images can bring out their inner feelings. Thus, art therapy is a prominent tool for completely healing a child.
START IT NOW
Everybody is unique. Children must evolve from their creative roots. Every child is creative in their own way. In fact, it is a responsibility for every adult to encourage their creativity. This helps children grow into well cultivated human beings.
Art classes are one such platform where children learn to express themselves. It is even better when the story behind an art is instructed. Junior Pencil and Chai, in Bangalore, is following the similar way of teaching art.