What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy uses art as a creative tool for emotional work with oneself. Art as a facilitator of creative processes to say what needs to be said in ways other than verbal, managing to escape the censorship of the mind. Symbols that express in metaphors the present, the history, that which seeks a change. Plastic arts, theater, music, movement and creative writing are languages that allow trans-form, create new forms to what happens to the person. Bodies, emotions and words intertwined in the creative impulse that makes it possible to put out something of that interiority that suffers.
This expressive movement materializes in works of art
that are mirrors of its creators.
Mirrors where they look to learn from themselves in a dialectic spiral in which the works return information that leads to new readings and creations.
In the art therapy process, the person has the possibility of experiencing himself as a creator and creative, being the protagonist of his own healing process.
Art at the service of therapy, i.e. opening the game to action so that reflection on what has been done can then take place. First doing and feeling; then saying to build knowledge about oneself. Artistic languages function as bridges that help to say: they unite the shore of the inner world with the shore of the outer world.
Art Therapist and founder of PIA. Facilitator of processes in cultural and educational projects, trainer of facilitators in Latin America and Europe. He researches creative languages of expression and self-knowledge interweaving body, art and theory in the practice of various disciplines such as yoga, contact improvisation, dance therapy, creative writing, theater and psychoanalysis.
Travel is the most powerful tool he finds to connect with his desire and grow by sharing with people around the world.
Art Therapist Graduated from the First Argentine School of Art Therapy, Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, studied sociology at the University of Buenos Aires and played basketball for 15 years.
Empirical learner and hardened traveller. Founder of PIA, where she facilitates creative processes of change and training in educational, community and independent environments in Latin America and Europe.
Passionate about the transforming power of art, she devotes herself to researching and developing creative methodologies combining plastic arts, theatre, creative writing and movement.
She studied Art Education at the Vocational Art Institute; Design at the University of Buenos Aires and continued her training in theatre, drawing, contemporary dance, dance therapy and ceramics at artistic institutions in Buenos Aires. She is a graphic designer and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.