Trauma Focused Expressive Art TherapyExpressive Art Therapy and Trauma Recovery
Lotus Place Recovery provides a vast scope of therapeutic approaches within the course of addiction and mental health treatment. With a team of highly trained and passionate clinicians at your side, you will notice each having certain areas of expertise which combined, create a full-scale platform of services intended to best prepare each client for a life of success in sobriety and recovery.
From such approaches as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and a variety of others, each one entails a unique process with specific goals in mind. One specific therapy which has shown tremendous results is our Expressive Art Therapy. In fact, there are often times when a client will come to us from another residential treatment program for the specific purpose of experiencing this type of therapy, of which Lotus Place Recovery has gained a recognition for excelling in throughout Orange County and Southern California as a whole.
It takes a lot for the brain to deal with trauma. Whether because of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or the many adaptive behaviors that victims use instinctively in threatening situations, the traumatized brain is constantly on high- alert, particularly its lower regions, where survival instincts originate. Those who have spent many years avoiding their trauma with addictive substances and alcohol, often emerge into sobriety with unresolved trauma that can be overwhelming.
Heidi Wells, Clinical Director at LPR and Certified Expressive Art Therapist believes that the use of music, art and other creative activities help those struggling with trauma to have a means of expressing the effects of their trauma even after therapy ends. Artistic activities like drawing, painting or sculpting clay can soothe those lower regions of the brain, which contribute to helping trauma victims calm down and release some of that mental tension. These evidence-informed therapies use creativity to raise victims’ awareness of their physical and mental states and build resilience and a sense of safety.
The experience of traumatic events can be difficult to express in words. Expressive arts therapy focused on trauma allows victims to deal with trauma in the same deeply emotional way that they experience it. Which in turn prepares them to address it more fully.
For more information about Lotus Place Recovery in Orange County, California please contact our staff 24/7 at (888) 735-3832.