When our clients see, hold, touch, use something that they made, they get to know themselves and their style. Using their creativity helps them accept, enjoy, and appreciate the unique work of art that they are.
ARM ‘s art therapy programs have included sewing, drawing body maps, as well as using art work to depict their interests, feelings, experiences, hopes and dreams.
We help them play and recapture enjoyment that many of them missed in their childhoods. When they discover what is fun for them to do, they discover new parts of themselves, heal pain and find enjoyment in life’s activities. Fun is inherently therapeutic.
We ask our clients questions like these to help them “re-create” themselves:
- What do you like to do for fun?
- What makes you feel warm, nourished, cozy, alive?
- What brings you a sense of adventure?
- What peaks your curiosity?
ARM’s recreational programs include sensory sunset hikes, enjoyable exercising, making homemade healthy treats, and attending cultural and sporting events.
We work to heal the body to rejuvenate and regenerate, making whole what has felt disconnected. Movement is change and that is what our clients do as they move.
ARM’s movement therapy programs include a variety of body awareness activities, drama therapy, all kinds of exercising including gentle stretching and Pilates, dancing and finding their rhythms through playing instruments.