Art – therapy consists in harmonizing the personality by developing the capacity of individual expression and self-knowledge. Art – therapy facilitates the release of intrapsychic tensions, improving one’s behavior, expressing emotions, thoughts, feelings, enhancing one’s self, developing positive reactions and attitudes, improving one’s image and self-esteem.
Stimulation techniques used:
- stimulation by movement: consolidation of basic and general motor skills and qualities, correction of vicious attitudes of the body, imitation and formation of simple gestures, development of spatial and temporal perception, increase of the capacity to concentrate attention, etc.;
- stimulation through play (play therapy): development of cognitive acquisitions, increase of personal autonomy, degree of socialization, ability to perform tasks with other children, improvement of the degree of affective security, stimulation of creativity;
- stimulation through music (melotherapy): developing the ability to understand, to express freely, to improve the skills of singing, to consolidate group relationships, to express personal preferences, to create and strengthen the therapeutic relationship, to externalize feelings, etc.;
- stimulation through visual art (painting): development of emotional intelligence, reduction of anxiety, stimulation of sensory channels, development of feelings of self-confidence and achievement, education of certain qualities, etc;
- stimulation through theater: self acceptance, enrichment and development of thought processes, improvement of cooperation with others in carrying out group activities, development of respect for the results of their own work, reduction of conflict states;