All people have an innate ability to be creative. The expressive arts including drawing, painting, writing, movement and drama are powerful tools in allowing us to express previously unknown facets of ourselves, thus bringing to light new information and awareness.
Our feelings and emotions are a source of energy, which can be channelled into the expressive arts to be released and transformed.
The expressive arts process offers us the opportunity to be aware of, face and accept our shadow aspect – the part of the self which we have repressed or denied – which in turn can bring us to a deeper self acceptance. Self acceptance and self-esteem are basic to becoming whole persons capable of caring for others and receiving love.
Although the product of creative expression holds important messages to the individual, it is the process that is profoundly transformative.