WATCH: Using art therapy to provide emotional and therapeutic support
Created : 30 November 2017
Mental illness and behavioural disorders are phenomena that affect more people in Trinidad and Tobago than people think.
Kristy Anatol is a board-certified art therapist who works with children and families confronted with diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive delays, and ADD/ADHD.
She also provides support for children and families with behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.
She explains the importance of using art as an alternative form of therapy expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. For children, especially, art therapy can help them to express themselves in a way that they may not have been able to otherwise.