“While arts-based interventions and improvisation/enactment exercises are often perceived as therapies for children, Malchiodi has found that expressive arts therapy can benefit a wide range of help seekers. Naturally, children have proven to respond well to movement and creative expression, as they don’t have the language to quantify or qualify their trauma. But, as Malchiodi points out, this intervention can be successful to any individual struggling to talk about their experiences.
Additionally, the person does not have to be adept at the expressive arts. In fact, Malchiodi resists using the word ‘creative’ when helping her clients to express themselves in new ways.”
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