Learn How Art Therapy Helps Soldiers Returning from Combat Reveal the Unseen Trauma of War

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Learn How Art Therapy Helps Soldiers Returning from Combat Reveal the Unseen Trauma of War

photo credit: Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

photo credit: Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

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Originally posted on National Geographic

"Brain injuries caused by blast events change soldiers in ways many can’t articulate. Some use art therapy, creating painted masks to express how they feel."

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Learn how art therapy helps soliders returning from combat reveal the unseen trauma of war.

Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the Art Therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

 

About The American Art Therapy Association
The American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (Association) is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that making art is healing and life enhancing. Its mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, and developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy.

 

Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | AATA | National Geographic | PTSD | Traumatic Brain Injuries | american art therapy association | military | war

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