Art Therapy Ideas. The empathy response art is the idea of sharing the feeling of another — to feel with, or to feel alongside someone else. It is not only useful for therapist client relationships, but it can also be very helpful for both parents and children.
This activity is good to break the ice with any client. It is also an easy “check-in” to find out how the client is feeling and the issues he/she is dealing with at this time in his/her life. After creating a pie chart with 8 sections, the client gets to choose 8 emotions and then color in the pie pieces.
Simple Art Activity that Provides Stress Relief, even for Anxiety Disorder
Silhouette collage art lesson: students used flashlights to trace each other's silhouette. After cutting them out, the covered them with magazine clipping that described their personalities and interests.
"Art therapy is a form of therapy that encourages creativity and self-expression as vehicles to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase awareness and help remedy trauma. While many other forms of therapy depend on verbal language to express feelings and overcome personal obstacles, art therapy allows for other, more abstract forms of communication.[..]"