Expressive Arts/Music Therapy

First of all, you don't need to be an artist of any kind to benefit from expressive arts sessions. It is the creative process that is important and not the final product. During an expressive arts session clients are able to relax and tap into their inner self, the part of one's self that often fins it difficult to be expressed. The goal is for the inner voice to be expressed during a session, which in turn brings a deeper understanding of one's problems and self awareness.

The expressive arts, as defined by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA), combine the visual arts, music, movement, drama, writing and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth and community development.

IEATA encourages an evolving multi-modal approach within psychology, community arts and education. By integrating the arts processes and allowing one to flow into another, we gain access to our inner resources for healing, clarity, illumination and creativity. For more information about Expressive Arts visit, www.ieata.org.

Expressive Arts Therapy can assist with:

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Facing fears

  • Exploring self-defeating behaviors

  • Reduce stress

  • Develop parenting skills

  • Coping strategies for sensory integration

  • Problem solving

  • Healing from trauma

  • Sundowning for those with dementia

  • Reminiscing

Janice specializes in the modality of music in her expressive arts sessions and currently leads music sessions for people in memory care, assisted living and Hospice care. She leads group sessions and individual sessions. She has created legacy books for clients which included their life stories, and has lead various art projects with these populations. 

 

Janice has many years of expressive arts therapy experience with teen moms, emotionally disturbed children, autistic children, and group music/expressive arts sessions for kids.

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