Channeling resiliency through creativity.
ART-INFORMED GROUP THERAPY
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ART-INFORMED GROUP THERAPY:
- Improved Individual Healing and Growth
- Better Communication with Others
- Improved Stress Management Skills
- Increased Self-Esteem
- Enhanced Inner Strength
What is Art-Informed Group Therapy?
Art-Informed Therapy is a group class designed to help individuals develop healthy processing skills and heal in a safe place through creative expression. We create a space for everyone to be vulnerable, use their art to uncover symbols that are prevalent in their lives, and find a way to bring beauty and light to even the darkest parts of their lived experiences.
How does it work?
Studies have found that creating art stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain. Through art therapy, participants outwardly express any emotions or experiences that may be weighing on them to help them start living happier, healthier lives.
Each group member will have an opportunity to share in the group discussion and will also receive individual assistance in the creative process. Participants will be encouraged to look for the deeper meaning within the art they are creating during group sessions. This will help them heal in areas where they may have been unaware they were hurting.
Group attendees can expect to address and work on the following topic areas throughout the 6-week course:
- Breaking Down Emotional Barriers
- Overcoming Experiences and Challenges
The Art-Informed Therapy Group will be led by:
Jojo Hoffman Skinner, MA, LCAS-A, LMFT-A, Artist
Jojo is a multi-licensed counselor here at Southlake and has experience working with body image challenges, empaths and highly sensitive people, perfectionists, separation & divorce, addiction, anxiety & depression, and pet grief and loss.