Art Therapy is a form of psychological wellness with the use of visual images to connect a person, group or team. It is also scienitific proven because of therapeutic expression through images in our mind. In addition, appropriate non-medicine based treatment and healing can be achieved with help from an Art Therapist.
Why Art TherapyArt Therapy is one of the oldest and most effective form of self care, personal awareness, wellness, mindfulness, teamworks, and healing. It is because art is a significant process that touches inside us. Art Therapy can help us reintegrate, reorganize, rewire and increase our cognitive development. It is also an important means for human development, bonding and quality of life.
For WhoArt Therapy is for children and adult; personal or group, individual or family. No prior knowledge of art background is required to do Art Therapy.
Treatment PurposeArt Therapy is for expressing ourselves creatively and visually. It is good for mental wellness and mindfulness. Art Therapy can be used to treat the following issues and illnesses such as anxiety, fear, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, insomnia, hyper tension, addiction, stress disorder, trauma recovery, cancer survival and recovery, migraine, development delay, attention-deficit deficiency, anger management, bipolar disorder, hallucination, and any other mental disorders.
Our approach and methodologies are proven scienitifcally and clinically. Most important of all, the art therapist has experience in a wide variety of art form, medium and materials for different purpose, culture and participants needs.
Art Therapy can be used to improve our memory, brain health and as Dementia prevention. Indeed, Art Therapy can slow down the disease affecting our brain and possibility reverse them.
Visual LanguageArt therapy uses visual art as a main language of communication and verbal language is a secondary form of communication during art therapy.
Art Therapy treatment involves several and a wide range of medium to cater for diferent needs, safety, healing stages and readiness. Some of the art materials are Pastels, Watercolour, Sketching pencils, Coloured pencils, Tempera paint, Poster Paint, Clay, Acrylic paint, Origami Papers, Natural resources, Collages, etc.
ConfidentialityBy default, Art Therapy session is private and confidential. Unless otherwise they might be harmful or post a danger to self, group, any person or the public. Written consent will be obtained to release any of the artworks or information to the public. Art therapist will treat all discussion and art works as personal and private for treatment purpose only.
Customised Art TherapyWe provide customised Art Therapy for specific need. Anger Management: Understand how art helps to express Anger in a safe and control manner. Knowing what are the do and don't when using Art as Anger management. Stress and Anxiety Management: Understand how Art Therapy reduces stress and anxiety. Knowing what is the effective method in using art to manage stress and cope with anxiety. Creative Workplace Mental Health: Understand how art helps to improve workplace mental health, especially during company restructuring and to build a competitive team. Prevention of Dementia: Understand how art helps in preventing dementia disease. Knowing the elements of art in relation to memory, re-integration and re-organizing the brain functions. Child Development through Art: Understand how art helps in child development area. Knowing the brain development in relation to visual thinking, creative problem solving and cognitive development of a child growing up. Growing Up Strong through Manga and Anime Art: Understand how Manga and Anime art helps to connect teenagers who are familiar with this form of creative art. Applied Mindfulness Art Therapy: Understand how art engages active form of Mindfulness. Knowing the Art Therapy and Mindfulness in helping our mind and body wellness.secondary in art therapy session because ART is a visual communication. Indeed, the Art Therapist can provide insights and accurate information about the art that you have created. Art is also an effective form of expression and communication. Clients can choose whether sharing about their artworks to the therapist. Outcome of the therapy can be immediate or subtle after session when participants feel better or change for better. Indeed, many participants will experience physical illnesses being healed permanently. For children, outcome can be evidenced by their family members or school teachers. Once treatment is successful, participants will move on to their lives or use art as therapy for long term wellness. Our Art Therapist is a person with master level of art therapy training, deep knowhow of the medium and experience using ART as a modality and treatment.
Art Therapy program and treatment are facilitated by Mastered level Art Therapist - Mr. Lee Thiam Seng (Paul). Mr. Lee is an artist, art therapist and consultant. He is the founder of UniqArts and Technologies in 1995. Mr. Lee holds a Master of Arts Art Therapy from LaSalle College of the Arts and a Bachelor Degree in Management from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. He has been practicing Art Therapy since 2009. His experience including individual and group art therapy treatment for pupils at Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), women with breast cancer at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), psychotic patients at Changi General Hospital (CGH) Psychiatric Ward, older adults (geriatric) at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital's (KWSH) Day Rehabilitative Center and Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) at CGH. Mr. Lee conducted a research at KKH with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for his Art Therapy masters thesis: "Art Therapy as a Modality of Healing in Stages - For Women with Breast Cancer." Mr. Lee also integrated Taichi exercise with Art Therapy, Team Building through art and creativity and Healing Art Therapy. Read more about Art Therapist Mr. Paul Lee
"I feel that the program helps me to relax, go inside my heart to release something. Instructor (art therapist) gave comments about my strengths that I never think of. Gave me new perspective on myself. The tools are sufficient to use (Mdm Lo Ting Fung)"
"It was interesting how the things we draw shows our inner self. It was also fun to just let go and draw whatever we want. It is useful for people to express themselves (Shermaine)."
"Dear Paul, Thank you for being a wonderful art therapist. Thanks for your humble service and commitment. May you grow in your profession and reach out to many who are in need. With appreciation (Sir Julia)."
"I have eczema on my right hand. I have been suffering from it for 4 decades. Applied medication could not heal it. Art Therapy is one of the effective ways I have explored and successfully heals them. I would like to thank Mr Paul Lee for giving me a safe space to process and let go of their stored traumas. (June - not her real name)"
"Grieving is never an easy process. I would like to thank Mr Paul Lee for giving me a safe space to grieve for my child and my dad. I have move on. (May - not her real name)."
"Eye opener and interesting. This program helps me to understand myself better (Vicki)." "I feel that this program has helped me to increase my self-awareness and to understand myself better (Hajra Bee)" "The program is good as it encourages usage of art mediums, eg. Paints, colour pencil for expression. The usefulness of this program: 1. Able to use art to express ourselves. 2. Positive psychology helps us to feel more positive and gain higher awareness of ourselves. 3. Respecting the privacy that we need by discussing outside (Angie)."
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