Children gain great benefits from the use of art for dealing with trauma from abuse, social trauma, and trauma from natural disasters. They also benefit from the arts for therapy with regards to learning disorders, behavioral issues, as well as special needs children and children on the Autism Spectrum healing and much more.
With Pinterest on the forefront of public awareness, there are many art projects and craft projects being pinned and repined. As an Expressive Arts Therapist, it is my job to help others use the creative process for healing, self-awareness as a therapeutic intervention.
This year I was drawn to an artist who is teaching a form of art or she calls "Brave Intuitive Painting". Her name is Flora Bowley. I was drawn to this process at first because of the name, 'brave intuitive painting'. I know it takes a certain amount of bravery to approach a blank canvas, and to release your creative spirit. So, I wanted to see what this ‘brave intuitive painting’ was all about. So, I joined this online painting e-course by Flora Bowley. She calls her painting trainings Bloom True and affectionately calls her tribe of painters, “Bloomers”. So I bravely jumped in and became a Bloomer.