What is Arts Based Counselling ?
In psychology, the use of artistic methods to treat psychological disorders and enhance mental health is known as art therapy.
Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being.
AATA,American Art Therapy Association- definition of the profession:
Art therapy is 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.
ABT or Arts Based Therapy is defined as the evidence –based use of art forms (music,dance ,drama and visual arts.) to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. ABT is primarily an art form, practiced scientifically, and based on the subtle energy theory. The subtle energy theory states that reality is a perception, based on sensory input and cognition. Change in any of these will lead to a different reality. ABT is a model developed by WCCL Foundation.