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How does art therapy help someone?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Indirect healing

Art therapy is one method of activating different parts of the brain to promote physical, mental and emotional healing from an injury, an illness, or emotional distress.
Sometimes thinking too much actually gets in the way of recovery and gets us "stuck, " so creative therapies engage different parts of the brain instead. Ie post-stroke language recovery - some people can sing before they can talk.

In brief: Indirect healing

Art therapy is one method of activating different parts of the brain to promote physical, mental and emotional healing from an injury, an illness, or emotional distress.
Sometimes thinking too much actually gets in the way of recovery and gets us "stuck, " so creative therapies engage different parts of the brain instead. Ie post-stroke language recovery - some people can sing before they can talk.
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To learn more, check out the American Art Therapy Association website at http://www.arttherapy.org/
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