Therapeutic art-making uses visual creative processes integrated with the human experience with the goal of reducing symptoms of psychological trauma and maximizing daily functioning. Working through creative processes allows clients to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level than talking alone. Integrative art support groups use art and mindfulness as methods of self-care through expressing emotions and ideas, building connection and confidence, connecting with joy and purpose, developing insight and tools, and enjoying the tactile creative process of making art! Participants must supply their own art materials of their choosing (i.e., paints, markers, clay, pencils, or mixed media).
Online sessions are offered with Cara Rosa of Creative Wellness Art Therapy for trauma survivors throughout Nevada, the Route 91 community, and emergency responders in Clark County. Prior approval is required to participate. Requests can be submitted through the Resiliency Center’s website or by calling 702-455-2433. Visit resiliencyandjustice.org/integrativeservices to learn more about other services available, such as music therapy and meditation/mindfulness.