Hanover, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Williamsville Wellness Center, a Virginia-based residential treatment program for individuals seeking recovery from addiction (substance abuse, gambling, impulse control), offers several avenues of therapy to its patients. Through this multidimensional approach to treatment, the program is equipped to meet the holistic needs of each resident, focusing not only on the addiction, but also the underlying sources of anxiety or grief. One approach that Williamsville Wellness offers to its patients is that of creative expression through art therapy. Art therapy has countless benefits for individuals undergoing treatment for addiction, especially in the process of self-exploration, as well as building confidence and safety. As an extension of the art therapy program, the residents will now be invited to make frequent trips to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, actively browsing through the collections, pulling inspiration from the artwork and making connections to their own lives. These trips also promote group cohesion, as the individuals discuss certain pieces, and ask each other questions about their choices. Adding this component to the treatment of these residents seeks to deepen their experience at Williamsville Wellness, opening their eyes to the global, yet personal nature of art, as well as placing a healthy, safe experience within the community.
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