Supporting emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living with pain, grief, fear or stress
Art & Creativity for Healing facilitates Art4Healing workshops for children and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress on-site, at hospitals, and non-profit facilities. Art & Creativity for Healing has often been referred to as a "hybrid" program--a mix of artistic development and expression coupled with a creative healing model that compliments traditional talk therapies with a unique approach.
Art & Creativity for Healing was founded in 2000, with a vision that the creative process and emotional healing often intersect when words are not adequate, and pain is too deep. Our methods enable participants to learn a new way of communicating through color that encourages emotional breakthroughs and further enhances the therapy process. Unlike other art programs that employ a loose format of free expression, our curriculum contains strictly guided exercises (guided by our trained facilitators) and is designed to elicit emotional responses.
By the close of this year, we will have directly fostered transformational change in more than 55,000 children, women and families who have found our creative intervention a valuable tool to address the often unbearable pain in their lives. With more than 35 Orange County non-profit program partners, we have created an effective methodology for reaching people in pain.