About Our Creative Arts Therapies
Not everyone wants to or is comfortable with the mainly individual practices of psychotherapy and counselling. Some people may find it foreign to their way of expressing themselves. The use of creative arts helps individuals to both inquire into their own lives, and share them with others.Through the use of rituals, story telling, drama, movement and art. Pattigift seeks to use the creative process for healing.
Creative art therapies can enable the individual or group to engage on a physical level through a ‘language’ of imagination. Imagination can be expressed in many ways. Our therapists use techniques from the creative arts to empower individuals to voice or express their personal and emotional experiences. The creative interventions may vary due to the age and well being of each client.
Creative therapeutic arts, is a powerful intervention that allows people to explore their actions, behaviours, and emotions. And learn how it affects their families, education, home, social environment, self-confidence and mental wellbeing. The focus is therefore not on the end product, an outcome that is measured artistically, but on the process of engagement, of sensory connectedness and creative expressiveness.