Creative therapist services
Content of services: Application of creative and artistic methods and techniques for the development of functional abilities based on the state of human health at the psychotherapeutic, functional and recreational levels. Consulting a person and members of his network for the implementation of creative activities in a person's business environment.
Visual art therapy is a form of therapy that uses the tools and techniques of visual art to work with a client. The tools use a variety of colors, clay, photography, installations and techniques for graphics, painting, sculpture, photography and video filming. The goal of therapy is to help the client better cope with their life. The specific goals depend on the individual needs of each client. In visual art therapy, it is important to express yourself through the image, to understand it, and to share your feelings and thoughts with the therapist.
Why does visual art therapy help?
Pablo Picasso said that "art is a delusion that tells the truth." What is "truth" about ourselves, you can learn through creative activity. In therapy, we create and organize our world and ourselves in it.
Visual art therapy is used in a therapeutic context because both the body and the mind are active in creating art: the body is a mirror of our emotions (for example, we feel anxious and sweat) (Sternberg, 2001). With the help of pictures, we can express what is difficult or impossible to say in words (non-verbal communication). An image is a mirror of our thoughts and feelings, and its creator can find important meanings, symbols, metaphors (analysis at different levels). During the creative process, we can deal with our imaginations because “fantasy is the bridge between body and mind” (Lusebrink, 1990). When we create art, we get in touch with ourselves and those around us. The creative process itself can relieve stress and cleanse.
The contact between client and therapist, that is, the therapeutic relationship, is one of the most important components of the therapeutic process. © May Sein Garcia
“Music therapy is aimed at developing speech and communication skills, improving psycho-emotional and physical condition.
Music has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system, breathing, blood circulation and gas exchange, structures thought and memory processes, helps develop communication, promotes muscle relaxation, stimulates mood and emotions, and stabilizes cardiovascular rhythm and pressure.
Music therapy is used as an aid in the treatment, rehabilitation and upbringing of children and adults suffering from neurological, mental, physical and somatic diseases. deficiency, memory, speech and movement, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, eating disorders.
Music therapy is not suitable for patients with exacerbation of mental disorders, such as conditions including a sudden increase in intracranial pressure, inflammatory diseases of the brain and its membranes, seizures and spasms of the brain, endogenous intoxication syndrome, stage conditions. decompensation, otitis media, psychosis.
Classes with a music therapist focus on rhythm, sound and movement.
Working with rhythm helps with speech and movement. Adding music associates emotion. Forms work with a psychoemotional state.
Musical rhythm improves coordination, gait, posture and balance control.
Quality work is aimed at maintaining the patient's physical, social, cognitive and emotional health.
Playing and singing musical instruments gives you the opportunity to express yourself and relieve emotional stress, and singing helps to improve your breathing.
During the music therapy session, the client is encouraged to actively participate in the gameplay, which builds a musical dialogue followed by sounds, tools and techniques to develop sensory integration, rhythm, breathing and vocals. Exercises useful for the patient are selected for learning sounds, letters, words, numbers, colors, shapes, directions, etc. Exercises for fingers on instruments also help to start and continue correct speech.
If the client cannot take an active part in the process, he will be offered passive listening to music and instruments, which will also be selected individually, focusing on his emotional state.