Amanda, the Girl Who Recovered Herself With Art Therapy


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What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a process which associates healing and creative thinking by expressing one’s emotion through art. It can help improve mental, physical and emotional health. Art therapy is suitable for those who wish to boost their self-esteem and self-awareness. It can be practiced in different forms such as painting, sculpting, colouring, and even constructing collages! Today, we have Amanda, who has experienced the benefits of art therapy.

About Amanda

Amanda is a 19-year-old girl who suffered from an accident, and sadly lost her mother in that unfortunate event. This accident left a scar on half of her face which caused her to be mocked and hurt by others. Since then, Amanda lost faith in her friends and family while suffering from the trauma. She went through a tough time as she experienced depression and severe loneliness. Upon seeing this, her father brought her to multiple psychologists and counselors. However, she could not overcome the trauma. Until one day, she was introduced to something that saved her life; art therapy.


Benefits of Art Therapy

One of the benefits of art therapy is that it helps with self-discovery. Art therapy managed to help Amanda find herself by using a creative thinking process. Through art expression, this form of therapy guided her to understand more about herself. Thus, it assisted her to achieve self-discovery which is a way to express a person’s emotional feelings by using various forms of art.

“It really helped me see who I truly was,” Amanda said with a smile.