Art Therapy and Bi-Polar Disorder
This art therapy patient was a young adult woman with Schizoid-affective and bipolar disorder who lived in a sheltered care facility.
Coming to the art studio and engaging in the work became a great outlet for her to freely express her frustrations, joy, sadness and the polarities inside her.
Painting gave her great pleasure, so much so that she even painted the old furniture in the art room and gave it a fresh artful look.
The heart painting gave her the opportunity to give physical shape to her feelings when she broke up with her boyfriend.
As she continued to experiment freely with paint, she became more and more proud of her creations.
The art therapy process gave her validation and helped her with emotional growth and self-esteem.