The drive to create has been part of our physical makeup since the beginning of human experience. For this reason, one need not be an artist to benefit from engagement with creativity. Expressive Art is a natural process of self discovery that includes: visual art, music, movement, writing, and drama; All of which can have the healing elements of humor and play woven into them. It differs from Art Therapy in that it’s indicative rather than interpretive. There’s no end goal, only the unleashing of potential for change.
During the course of human development our true nature often gets buried beneath conditioned responses to our environment. Expressive Art can unearth that natural life force. We then become more mentally, psychologically, and spiritually vibrant. Since creativity is innate, we are born with everything we need to live a life of presence. By clearing away what no longer serves us, we discover the inspiration, compassion, and curiosity that is our birthright.
Multitudes of research done over the years show a strong correlation between the use of creative arts and positive health outcomes. This may explain why more and more people are drawn to this pathway for positive change. Creativity is a doorway through which we can enter into a relationship with the natural source of all knowing. It engages the inner teacher who directs us toward the expansive source of all expression where true change and growth happens.