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6 Reasons Why Art Therapy Is Beneficial For Kids

Why art therapy for kids is more than just arts & crafts?Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. – Thomas MertonChildren benefit from art therapy.It’s important to define art therapy and distinguish this healing modality as its own profession from what it’s not.Creating or engaging in art may be described by some as “feel-good art and crafts,” promoting relaxation, a mindful or spiritual experience, a distraction or chance to “numb” things out, or even a self-soothing tool when used as a form of personal “self-help” therapy.While it should be encouraged for all to engage in the arts in any way, art therapy is a much deeper experience that cannot be completed on one’s own.