Taal Inc. Art Talks: Art Therapy
What is Art Talks?
Introduced in August 2013 – Art Talks is a long-term, research-based, inclusive and experiential arts-based intervention program that uses tools such as Expressive Arts Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapy for special groups like
- Children and or young adults with mental health needs
- Women Self Help Groups
- Women’s drumming circle
- Geriatric Groups
- Drum circles for seniors
- At-Risk Groups
- Gifted Groups
Under Art Talks, specific therapeutic goals are identified upon commencement of the program for every individual participant and positively influenced through arts-based interventions such as
- Art Therapy
- Speech and Drama (Theatre)
- Yoga and Pranayama
- Sports Drills & Skills
Areas Where We Have Observed
Positive Change Through Art Talks Programs
The Therapeutic Benefit of Arts
Some of Our Art Talks Benefactors Are
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy, or more precisely put ‘Creative Art Therapy’, is the use of various art based interventions or modalities with groups or on a 1 on 1 basis with people dealing with issues / difficulties for a certain pre-decided behavioural or non artistic goal.
2. What is the difference between Art Therapy / Creative Art Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy?
Art Therapy or Creative Art Therapy is usually focussed on the use of one particular modality to bring about progress on health and wellbeing based goals, whereas Expressive Arts Therapy is a modality in itself that draws upon various art forms while Art Therapy is based out of one art form.
3. What are the benefits of Art Based Therapy?
Where words fail, art prevails. Some of the benefits of Creative Art Therapies are:
4. How is Drumming helpful in Art Therapy or Creative Art Therapy?
5. How effective are drum circle activities for seniors?
In one word - Very! Drum Circle activities for seniors help geriatric groups feel a sense of belonging and bonding toward one another. Through our one-off and ongoing senior drum circle sessions we've noticed many benefits such as elevated moods, positive mild cardio or aerobic stimulation, a sense of happiness and wellbeing.