Art Therapy at Leigh Place

Art therapy, a form of expressive therapy that taps into the creative process, is a powerful tool in fostering emotional resilience and improving quality of life for our residents.
Art therapy is more than just painting or drawing; it is a therapeutic approach that encourages self-expression and reflection through the creative process.
At Leigh Place, art therapy is designed to meet the unique needs of our residents, providing a non-verbal and inclusive medium for communication. Through various art forms such as painting, sculpture, and collage: residents can explore and communicate their thoughts, emotions, and memories in a safe and supportive environment.
Engaging in creative activities stimulates the release of endorphins, the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals, promoting a positive mood and reducing stress. The process of creating art can be a meditative and calming experience, offering residents an opportunity for introspection and relaxation as well as enhancing cognitive function in elderly individuals.
Art therapy fosters a sense of community among residents, creating opportunities for social interaction and connection. Group art sessions provide a platform for residents to share their stories, learn from one another, and build supportive relationships. The collaborative nature of some art projects encourages teamwork and a sense of belonging, contributing to a positive social environment within Leigh Place.
To learn more about our programs, contact us today.