What Is Nature Based Art Therapy

Nature Based Art Therapy utilizes creative expression as well as the exploration of nature to access and process emotions, memories, or experiences often hidden under the surface. There are not always words to express how we experience oneself, others, our past or concerns for the future. Nature Based Art Therapy provides a nonverbal approach for emotional expression as well as the opportunity to decrease anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma.

Materials such clay, paint, music, poetry, collage, and pastels are often used in a session. However, artistic talent is not a prerequisite. Growth and transformation is often found in the process rather than the product. All of our sessions take place outside in Alameda, California.