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Nurturing Creativity

woman practices art therapy to nurture creativity

Creativity is a great thing to nurture in your recovery. Whether it be through art, movement, or creation, all of these things have a therapeutic impact on your recovery. You may not think of yourself as creative, but everyone has the power of creativity deep within them. When you create, you don’t have to create for an audience. You are allowed to nurture your creative being without sharing it with the world. Let yourself run free and harness the power of creativity.

Different Ways to Be Creative

Creativity comes in many forms. You can draw or paint. You can write poetry or a novel. You can express yourself through movement. You can create something totally new. You don’t even have to follow any rules at all. You are the one with creative control. You have the power to break away from typical guidelines and combine different mediums. You can do whatever you please because creativity is what you make it. We encourage you to engage with all parts of your being—mind, body, and spirit—when being creative. Allow yourself the space to uncover the thoughts and feelings that you have pushed down. Let yourself be free.

How Can Arbor’s Art Therapy Help My Recovery?

We’re glad you asked! Art therapy can help you look within yourself and help you become aware of why you may have begun to use substances in the first place. If you struggle with a co-occurring mental illness, art therapy can help you uncover the depth of those thoughts and feelings as well. Furthermore, art therapy is a healthy outlet for those of us looking to work through difficult feelings in our recovery. There is a huge relief of stress when you can be free to create in any way you see fit. Art therapy at Arbor is also a great way to build trust and relationships because we offer it in a group and family setting. This method can help bring you closer to friends and family while helping you uncover deep feelings about yourself.

However you create, The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help. Call our trained and experienced staff today at (844) 413-2690. We can’t wait to speak with you and help get you the help you need. We are here to support you and your recovery. Call us now. You won’t be disappointed in what we have to offer!