Art therapy

art therapy
The American Art Therapeutic Association (AATA) defines art therapy as, “the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.” At Iris Retreat we provide art therapy sessions focuses on the client’s thoughts and emotions, working toward developing self-expression rather than a set of art skills. It is especially effective for those who struggle with internal conflicts and difficulties, no matter what artistic talent or experience they may already have. When other forms of communication fail, like talk therapy or counseling, art can play a huge role in helping the client make an important breakthrough, build trust with a therapist, and gain a feeling of self confidence and self worth.

Our Services

At Iris Healing Retreat we recognize that the amount of time a client spends with us is short so we provide clients with as many tools as possible while with us including: