On November 15, the multidisciplinary team of the State Institution "TMA of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kyiv" held an art therapy class with a psychotherapist, with the beginning of classes, our comfortable rooms begin to be filled with new bright colors. They appear not only from colored pencils and markers but also from patients radiating them. This week we conducted art therapy under the guidance of psychotherapist Pizhurina Anna Yurievna with our defenders in the department of medical and psychological rehabilitation of the rehabilitation center.
The advantage of the art-therapeutic approach when conducting classes with a therapeutic group is the safety of this method for participants, and the possibility of self-expression through creative products and work with them. The art-therapeutic approach provides expanded opportunities for working with different life circumstances (age, level of trauma, opportunities for reflection, etc.).
This time the participants worked on thoughts and feelings. Each participant increased the level of social communication and mutual respect. Each patient was able to find himself among the colorful colors and create his picture of emotions.
In honor of all patients undergoing rehabilitation in this department, the center is decorated with a picture that was created during a group art therapy session. It is a reminder that despite all the difficulties, life goes on and only each of us can make it brighter.