Clay Therapy

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Clay Therapy

Clay Therapy is quite recent as therapy. I have been working with clay for twenty years. Not only with that, in fact I love painting and I love taking pictures. However, despite using different tools to express myself artistically and as an art therapist, I was able to discover the great therapeutic value that clay exerts on anyone who touches it. In fact, I have been working in the hospital for several years, in the pediatric oncology ward at the National Cancer Institute in Milan and in the neurology department at the Besta Neurological Institute in Milan, as leader of the modeling laboratory. In this context, I was able to see  Clay Therapy has a therapeutic effect on children, to whom the laboratory is dedicated, but also on family members who often accompany young patients. The possibility of choosing a therapeutic path for oneself even outside the hospital context adds quality to life. In fact, art can be declined in different forms, among these, art as a therapy is relatively recent, however it has a value and an efficacy proven by several clinical studies. Although it is not as widespread as other forms of therapy may be, art therapy is beginning to be required precisely because of the characteristics that distinguish it. One of them is surely the artistic language that working through its own means does not consider the cognitive or verbal approach. In particular cases or in the case of children patients the artistic language allows us to elaborate a lived experience without having to go through the word. Furthermore, art is in itself beautiful and interesting, you enter a world made of colors, clay, materials that exert an unquestionable charm on anyone. The beginning of the path can be just the hospital, or it can be the doctor or the psychologist to recommend it. Finally it can be a personal choice, to carve out a space for oneself, and to remove obstacles encountered on one’s biographical path and to make one’s soul flourish.

manuelametra
manuelametra

I am an Artist, located in Italy, the country of Art and Dolce Vita, I am specialized in art laboratories, helping people to meet the creative side of life, and helping creative entrepreneurs and companies with branding through my artworks with a dash of clean style to capture the harmony of life. I also work in Hospitals with clay therapy laboratory for children. This blog is my Artistic Salad, filled with creativity, beauty, joie de vivre, passion and tools for creative minds.

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