Separation or Divorce

 Photo by KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock / Getty Images

Separation or divorce

Separation or divorce represents a big change for a family. While change can bring opportunities, initially it may be incredibly difficult. For some it can be a confusing and uncertain time.  Art therapy can provide a safe space where individuals can express themselves, begin to make sense of their experiences, and discover a sense of confidence to manage their feelings about the separation.

Art therapy can:

  • Offer a safe neutral space where the client sets the agenda

  • Build self esteem, which increases a client’s confidence in their ability to face challenges and manage in difficult situations

  • Provide opportunities for self expression through art and play that may allow clients to express feelings that are difficult to put into words

  • Practice strategies for managing difficult emotions with the intention that these strategies can be used during times of stress