Chronic conditions are treated with various forms of therapy and non medical treatments are a form. Art therapy is new experimental form of therapy it’s built on the foundation of reality therapy. Art therapy is a fairly new and unusual concept that is being introduced. Therapy is used for many different reasons, it may either be mental, physical or emotional reasons.
The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellness.
Reality therapy is the most traditional form of therapy used for chronic conditions. Reality therapy uses a guidance approach, that prods its practitioners to make choices that will be beneficial to the individual’s future and social well-being. Reality therapy arms a student with skills that enable them to exceed in everyday life.
Art therapy form of therapy is reliant on reality therapy to implement the desired result because it was constructed within the foundation of reality therapy. The results of art therapy have been proven to be effective and is being adapted in elementary schools and assisted living communities. Art therapy seems to be an effective form of therapy when it is conducted with care. This is a step towards the evolution of therapy and further proves that nontraditional methods can help achieve desired results.
Chronic conditions have a chance for improvement with the right methods and solutions. The future depends on adapting to progressive methods of counseling and art is a risk free form that has proven to be effective with autistic children, patients suffering arthritis and trauma.