I work analytically with clients, and I saw a wonderful presentation by an analyst who offered clients the opportunity to make sculptures in his consulting-room; together the therapist and client would talk about the experience of working with the clay, what the client was thinking/feeling while doing this, and what the finished "product" symbolized. The therapist noted the symbolism and feeling of the work and how it changed over time. I get the impression from this forum that people talking about art therapy are working in a way that is aimed at catharsis and improved self-expression. These seem valuable, but the presentation I saw took it farther. I'd love to hear something of how you present your work. I've taken the most hesitant steps at "branching out" beyond language in my work and would like to try more!
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