New Visions Art Therapy Program seeks to use the unique arts and culture of New Orleans to create a familiar environment in which clients feel comfortable to express themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings. By forming a partnership with local musicians, visual artists and performers, New Visions seeks to connect clients with their community and introduce them to new outlets for creative and emotional expression. This program provides a creative outlet to reduce stress while simultaneously promoting well-being and a balanced emotional state.
Module One: ages 6-10
Module Two: ages 11-17
Each module runs for eight weeks, with 90-minute sessions each week. There are additional opportunities for extended enrollment.
Why choose art therapy?
- Art therapy combines various art mediums with psychotherapeutic techniques to address psychological, emotional, and behavioral conflicts
- The artistic process offers a non-threatening form of communication over which clients maintain control
- In addition to fostering emotional and psychological well-being, art therapy cultivates motor and kinesthetic skills
Themes explored in New Visions:
- Emotional knowledge and regulation
- Problem solving
- Stress relief
- Coping skills
- Relationship management