Our programs are centered around using the creative side of those that need our help, expressing their feelings through what they may not realize what they have.
Expressive therapy – also referred to as expressive arts therapy – is a creative and experiential form of psychotherapy that’s actually comprised of several different therapeutic modalities including art therapy, drama therapy, psychodrama, music therapy, poetry therapy, and dance therapy.
Expressive Therapy is vital to the healing and recovery of addicts and their families!
Art therapy uses art media, images, and the creative process, and respects patient/client responses to the created products as reflections of development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts.
Music therapy uses music to effect positive changes in the psychological, physical, cognitive, or social functioning of individuals with health or educational problems.
Drama therapy is the systematic and intentional use of drama/ theatre processes, products, and associations to achieve the therapeutic goals of symptom relief, emotional and physical integration, and personal growth.
Dance/movement therapy is based on the assumption that body and mind are interrelated and is defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers the emotional, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.
Poetry therapy and bibliotherapy are terms used synonymously to describe the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature, a therapeutic approach that uses literature to support good mental health, is a versatile and cost-effective treatment option often adapted or used to supplement other types of therapy.
Film/video-based therapy draws from several disciplines from cinema therapy, expressive therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, digital storytelling, and phototherapy which requires a collaboration to integrate the many dynamic aspects of art and medicine.
Horticultural therapy is defined by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) as the engagement of a person in gardening and plant-based activities, facilitated by a trained therapist, to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals.
Culinary Art Therapy is, in fact, rich and delicious but also gains insight into one's behavior, learning about social skills/cues, increases awareness about health and nutrition, improved communication skills, stress management, time management, increased self-esteem, brain development through using the senses.
Sandplay therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy that uses a sandbox and a large collection of miniatures to enable a client to explore the deeper layers of the psyche in a totally new format. By constructing a series of “sand pictures,” a client is helped to illustrate and integrate his or her psychological condition.
Play therapy is the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.
H.E.A.L ‘s goal is to bring the community together to help addicts and their families rebuild their relationships and reconcile their grievances. Our focus is not only to help those choosing recovery but to also help raise awareness for the ongoing epidemic plaguing our community.
Quote to Live By
We’re going to win this war not by fighting what we hate, but saving what we love!
~ Rose Tico, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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