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Drama and Creative Arts Therapy

As the name suggests, this therapy offered by the team at JSA covers a range of aspects from the Creative Arts – music, drama, dance, and art to name some of the more popular choices.  In order to access or best benefit from this therapy, there is no need at all for clients to have a background or talent in any of those fields.  The therapy is about expression, not talent, and the aim is to serve as therapy – not skill development! 

As well as essential self-expression, we have found that through the use of Creative Arts and Drama Therapy, psychological difficulties surrounding the well-being of clients can really emerge through their use of colours, textures, tone, and own descriptions of work.  No judgement or analysis is made about any creations or presentations this wonderful therapy, and instead the client will use their work as a way of expressing and describing their feelings, situations and thought processes.

Creative Arts and Drama Therapy is a very accessible and enjoyable therapy.  Usually, this therapy takes place in one-to-one sessions with individuals, though it can also prove effective in a group setting, as this allows and encourages clients to be open to and feel supported by a therapeutic network.  Programmes for Creative Arts and Drama Therapy are usually 6 weeks in duration, and the therapy provides a short term approach for dealing with client issues.  The sessions allow for a lot of debriefing and feedback, and, as a result are very popular with private clients who choose to instruct JSA to take a key role in their corporate well-being strategies.

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