At Villa Matrix art is a core element of our program. Creativity is a means to express oneself imagination, authenticity and spontaneity of our human nature. It is an experience that over time leads to a feeling of satisfaction and a sense of psychological correction and change. Art and creativity can be a healing process that produces a personal growth realization.
The creative process in art helps the patient deal with stress, resentments and helps process traumatic experiences while improving cognitive functions. It helps in the mending of relationships with family and friends, and the quality of life in general improves.
The goal of treatment is similar for all art psychotherapy, improving and maintaining mental health and quality of life. Art therapy takes shape in the form of paintings, drawings, collage and other methods to express emotions and personal experiences visually.
The creation process translates the patient’s thoughts, feelings, experiences and difficulties into visual achievements, while non-verbal symbols reflect their emotional development. This process occurring in treatment is not always done entirely consciously. An art therapist helps the patient to identify their thoughts and feelings expressed in art, and the meaning the patient reveals with insight into his work, developing a deeper understanding of inner self and ways of dealing with the circumstances and people around.
Vered Fishman – An accomplished artist herself, Vared is our creative art therapist at Villa Matrix and guides the patients throughout the visual emotional process of self expression. Through art, Vered helps the patient express feelings and therapeutically exposes them to alternative ways of channeling energy.