Art, dance, and music all appeal to
a person's senses. They may also be used as therapy in many situations. Each of these
methods helps people to express themselves. They can also distract people from their
disease or illness. And they may possibly help with physical improvement as well.
Art therapy. This can help a person deal with emotional conflicts, become
aware of issues, and express unspoken concerns. Art therapy includes painting,
sculpting, drawing, and many other forms of art.
Dance/movement therapy. This form of therapy helps to improve body image
and self-esteem. It can also decrease fears, express anger, decrease body
tensions, reduce chronic pain, and much more.
Music therapy. This form of therapy is often used in hospitals and other
care centers. It helps people to relax, especially babies and children. It may
also be used for people who have burns, cancer, or cerebral palsy. And it works
well for people with other brain disorders and neurological conditions such as
People who practice art, dance/movement, and music therapy have
specialized educational training. Art therapists complete special graduate-level
programs and are credentialed in art therapy. Accredited graduate programs prepare
dance/movement therapists. And music therapists must pass a music therapy licensing
Information on these therapies can
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