August 4, 2014

Art Therapy

art therapy scribbleMegan Hughes uses art therapy with some of her younger clients. It is a powerful and more direct way to access emotions and memories that children may not be able to verbalize. Using artwork, children can express their deepest fears, feelings and wishes while feeling safe and in control of the process. There are specific techniques used to help facilitate children’s artistic expression, such as asking for specific content in the drawings, using different media such as Plasticine, asking guiding questions about the artwork and maintaining a therapeutic connection throughout the process. Megan Hughes has been using art therapy with positive results with children for many years both privately and with the Vancouver School Board.