Teens and Art Therapy Groups a Perfect Match
Being a teen is hard. It can be a time of overwhelming change, physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. And the swirl of confusing emotions inside of them makes self-understanding and communication all the more challenging.
An art-based approach is particularly effective and ideally suited to young people. Combining the creative process with a safe, supportive environment, art therapy allows kids to express themselves beyond the limitations of the spoken word. They can discover the power of their own creativity to understand themselves better, identify personal strengths and learn new, healthier ways of handling distress.
Why a Group?
A group setting is a great match for teens as it helps combat loneliness and gives young people the positive connection with peers they crave at this stage of their development. The professional art therapist also plays a central role in creating the context of safety and respect so that all participants can feel heard and supported.
Creative Journaling Workshop
This unique eight-hour workshop introduces teens to CREATIVE JOURNALING, a fun and inspiring activity that encourages meaningful self-exploration and expression. A journal is not just a book of words! It can be a home for the many elements of your teen’s heart, mind and essence.
In this workshop, participants will make their own journal and learn art-making techniques for their creative journaling, including drawing, painting and collage. They will also learn how creative journaling can help them process confusing emotions, explore their emerging identity and build self-esteem.
No talent or previous art experience is required. For teens aged 14 to 16. Dates and registration fee to be announced. Fee includes all materials.
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Self-Esteem Art Therapy Group for Teen Girls
This six-week art therapy workshop will help participants express their feelings, understand themselves better, identify personal strengths and learn new, healthier ways of seeing themselves and others. The group combines verbal sharing with art-making techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpting and collage. No talent or previous art experience is required. For teen girls aged 14 to 16.
The fee, to be announced, includes all materials. The group begins in mid-March 2023. Registration is now open and space is limited!