Children With Anxiety And Trauma: How Can Art Therapy Be Beneficial To Children Who Are Experiencing Anxiety As a Result of Trauma?
University of Wisconsin-Superior
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Art therapy is a process that can help children that are struggling with anxiety as a result of trauma. The art acts as a communication tool that can lead to further discussion based upon the subject created and the process the artist went through. The art materials and play techniques can allow children to communicate, face, understand, cope, and process the difficult situations in their lives that lead to trauma and anxiety. When words fail, art and play can form a bridge, allowing the art therapist to better understand what the child is trying to share. Through the process of art therapy, children who have experienced anxiety and trauma are able to feel empowered and confidently take control of their lives, instead of allowing the anxiety and trauma to control them.
Art therapy; Children; Trauma; Anxiety