Creative Arts Therapies
Why therapy can help
Why arts work in therapy
The wealth of new learning in neuro-science has realized the intuitive knowledge humans have always held about the arts as transformational in their function and with outcomes that are able to touch us in all aspects of our lives. Moreover, neuro-science has demonstrated the adaptive process of neuroplasticity which is when the brain generates new and alternative neural pathways after trauma or illness. Astoundingly, our brain's neural map can be re-invigorated when we engage in a novel sensory experience that awakens the brain's attention processors, and when conditions for new connections are more easily made between neurons.
The novel and free associating activities we experience while practicing the arts can alter our perception and behaviour particularly when it occurs within a professional and therapeutic framework.
In addition the arts in practice harness our human capacity to utilize simultaneously all parts of the organism not separating the mind, the brain, the muscle or body. Working all together they cause non-lineal thinking during a creative process that engages a person in ways that are visceral and embodied, that consider both the present and the past, which can provide a type of knowledge that rests between certainty and uncertainty. This provisional knowledge is a way of knowing that can promote adaptive ways of functioning and being.
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