Expressive Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience trauma, illness, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and the others cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.


Gestalt Psychotherapy

Gestalt is the German word for whole. Gestalt therapy is non-interpretive, ahistorical, and phenomenological. It focuses on present reality and interrelates mind and body. It also has been influenced by psychodrama, general semantics, client-centered counseling, and group dynamics (Fagan & Shepherd, 1971). Characteristically, the Gestalt-oriented process includes change through activity, centrality of present experience, importance of fantasy and creative experimentation, and significance of language. Gestalt psychotherapy is based on direct, lively, emotionally engaged contact in which the therapist is both with the client and also doing something with the client. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT focuses on changing unhelpful or unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. It is a combination of two therapies: ‘cognitive therapy’ and ‘behavior therapy’. The basis of both these techniques is that healthy thoughts lead to healthy feelings and behaviors. CBT is quite famous for its brief nature and the strategies like homework assignment, graded exposure, imagery, behavior activation and so on that empowers the clients to actively participate in their therapy process. CBT aims to help a person identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies. These strategies are designed to bring about positive and immediate changes in the person’s quality of life. 


Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an alternative curative healing method that takes the subject into hypnotic state to create subconscious change in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. Hypnotherapy is very powerful and completely safe technique for healing where the subject holds the control during the therapy whereas the therapist facilitates the process. This process is powerful enough to reprogram his or her mind for well being by following the instructions provided by the hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is often used interchangeably with hypnosis but they are two very different concepts.