Art & Creativity for Healing


Laguna Niguel, CA92677
United States
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. was formally incorporated as a tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency in November of 2000. Located in Laguna Niguel, California, this innovative organization offers unique classes and workshops that help children, teens and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress process their feelings using the venue of painting on canvas. It is only through the generosity of foundations, corporate and private donors that Art & Creativity for Healing continues to grow and flourish in its service to the community.

Art & Creativity for Healing fine art classes and workshops address the emotional and social aspects of abuse, illness, grief or stress via the language of color and painting in order to provide encouragement and motivation for individuals living with these conditions.
Our workshops have already helped thousands of individuals including those with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, as well as at-risk and underprivileged youth recovering from child abuse, substance abuse and gang-related trauma, and their loved ones deal more effectively with the emotional, spiritual and physical impact of the disorder on their lives.

By expressing themselves creatively, participants can document their experience in a profound way, thus creating a healing environment for themselves.

By products of the art experience are greater self-awareness, the confidence to process feelings and emotions, and the ability to articulate and share these feelings and emotions with others. Other therapeutic programs using art often employ a loose format of free expression.

Art & Creativity for Healing provides a structured approach of guided art exercises designed to elicit a creative response that encourages the release of stress issues, grief, anger and shame. Licensed mental health counselors from partner agencies are present at workshops to respond to psychosocial issues among participants requiring attention.