What is Art TherapyArt
Therapy is a psychotherapy and physiotherapy program that uses ART
for general well-being, recovery from illness and mental health
improvement. Art therapy can provide a person or
team to build inner
strength, resilience, resourcefulness, mindfulness, healing
recovery. Art Therapy touches both physical and psychological part of
and body. Indeed, Art Therapy using visual language for
process and product.
uses creative form of visual for expression and as a
treatment process for mental illness. We integrate
Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy into Art
Therapy program. Our Art Therapist is a trained Master-level clinical
professional with over 10 years of experience. Indeed,
our Art Therapy has proven with
many benefits and positive outcome for people from all ages.
Art Therapy is not..It
is not an Art
Therapy for the following: doing colouring, art class lessons, art and craft
attending art workshop, visiting art museum or art exhibition, art competition, helping someone making art,
wall painting or mural, and of course, doing art therapy without the facilitation from a master-level trained Art Therapist.
Brief History of Art TherapyArt
Therapy started in United States and United Kingdom around 1940s. In
1941, Psychologist Margaret Naumburg (USA) studied the expressions of
unconscious in art (mother of art therapy). Edith Kramer Art as Therapy
approach. 1942: British artist Adrian Hill discovered the healthful
benefits of painting and drawing while recovering from tuberculosis.
Edward Adamson studied the connection between artistic expression
and emotional release. Since then..Art Therapy has been widely
recognized and growing as a clinical mental health profession. In fact,
there are so many sub-category of Art Therapy to incorporate Play,
Music, Movement, Drama, etc..
Art can be (in) or (as) Therapy and combined with psychology, counselling, and as an alternative medicine.
connect personal or group of individuals through art
creativity. To use art as a form of relaxation, stress
release, self awareness,
insight, finding strength, wellness, healing and
use art as therapy
help in search of inner resources, team energy, team resources
management, group dynamic and
create bonding among group members. To enhance
and improve quality of life. To
use art therapy
psychological treatment for issues such as anger,
behaviours, depression, anxiety, fear, withdrawal, school bully, cyber
bully, stress, trauma, sleep disorder, eating disorder, etc.
use art therapy
and meditation for therapeutic experience, spiritual journey and help
any healing or recovery from any illness. To
connect to authentic, creative
and truthful self to build our mind and body health and
discover and in search of
our strength, talents, creativity and inner resources in order to help
us cope with life challenges. To
develop team collaboration,
team building and interpersonal bonding. To
maximize our full potential
through personal growth, awareness, transformation, reflection and
Why Art Therapy
is a safe and effective form of psychotherapy and mental wellness
service. It is proven scientifically for self care, personal awareness,
healing. Art Therapy can help us reintegrate, reorganize, rewire
increase our cognitive development. It is also an important means for
human development, bonding and
quality of life.
is well suited to balance our lives, to improve the
life, to heighten awareness, to express, to bond, to
team, to find new ideas, to find strength, to resolve conflict or
disorders, to heal mind and body, and many others.
"The arts can help
us well, aid our recovery
and support longer lives
better lived. The arts can help meet major
challenges facing health and
social care: ageing, longterm
and mental health. The arts can help save money
in the health service and
social care. U.K. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts,
Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW), 2017. "
Therapy is for people from all ages: children and adult; personal or group, individual or
family; senior adults (Geriatric). No prior knowledge of art background is required to do Art
Therapy. It is because ART Therapy is not about making nice drawing or painting.. it is about expression.
Benefits of Art TherapyArt
Therapy is proven to benefits people from all ages. The demand for Art
Therapy is increasing because of the benefits are significiant. Here
are some benefits of Art Therapy:
Benefits for the Young
will find visual communication comfortably because of limited
vocabulary. They can express fully especially when words are not
enough. Art Therapy
helps children to process experience, including event, learning
journey, social interaction, trauma, etc. It also reduce stress, stay
focus and be calm when encountering anxiety or difficult feelings. In
additional, Art Therapy helps children improve skills: problem solving,
cognitive, observation, fine motor, etc.
Therapy can increase self-esteem, self-confidence and self
awareness of children. It help them to regulate emotions and self
control. With the integration of Cogntive Behavioral Therapy, children
can develop better social skills, appropriate behaviors and be a better
person. For younger adult or teenagers, ART Therapy can be a
therapeutic channel of expression of these adolescents to deal with
their growing issues, struggles and entering adulthood.
Benefits for Adult
Art Therapy can help adult to find a balancing in work life, family
and personal self care. Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Adult will be able to reflect their life and related struggles or
issues to improve their mental wellness. Art Therapy can release
inner and deeper emotions. It help them relax, rejuvenate and recharge.
Therapy is a channel to take stock of life journey, review,
reflect and find resolution for any challenges or past issues.
Adult with family to care for will find Art Therapy can be a
therapeutic channel to express their anxiety, stress and find coping
skills. Adult may use Art Therapy to find their inner strength,
increase their inner resources.
Benefits for Senior Adult
There are many significiant benefits that Art Therapy can provide to
older adults. Studies
have found that seniors who do Art Therapy have fewer doctor’s visits, better
physical health, and require less medication. They also fall sick less
frequently. One study connected art to decreased rates of loneliness
and depression, along with better hand dexterity and higher morale.
Art therapy is a creative way for seniors to manage pain and stress and deal with memory loss.
Art Therapy stimulated mental function in older adults with dementia. Art Therapy research indicated a reduction in depression in Parkinson patients. Reduced stress and pain for seniors
Therapy also improved their mind and hands co-ordination, increased
communication and socialization, reduced depression, improved brain
function. Art therapy gets through to people with Alzheimer’s by
exploiting parts of the brain with the least impairment. A decrease in
frailty and an increase in physical ability and decreases pain from
diseases such as Arthritis.
Benefits for Team or Family Bonding
Art Therapy can provide a space for team or family members get to know each others from different perspectives.
The creative part of each members make bonding special and be connected
in a unique way. Art Therapy increases the team cohesiveness, exploring
solutions, creative problem solving, generates ideas, peer supporting
and at the same time, have fun together doing Art.
Other Benefits of Art Therapy
Healing in physical illnesses maybe done in Art Therapy by strengthening our mind or resolving psychological conflicts. Art Therapy relieves tension, anxiety, fear and worry. Art Therapy helps us relax and heal the mind, body and spirit. Art Therapy helps us release repressed feelings and emotions. Art Therapy provide us the freedom to express feelings in a non-threatening way and when words are not enough. Art Therapy stimulates creative thinking and problem sovling. Art Therapy is an active form of Mindfulness Therapy where you focus on the art making and your art work. Art
Therapy helps finding inner resources to cope with stress from school,
work and life. It is therefore essential to keep a healthy balance
through Art Therapy.
Effectiveness of Art TherapyThe
effectiveness of Art Therapy will depend on three main factors: (1)
The experience and training of the Art Therapist. (2) The response
from participants (patients/clients) (3) The environment and resources
Art Therapist has the know-how providing you appropriate
intervention to help resolving your issues or treating your mental
illness according to your readiness. Art
Therapy can therefore be highly effective when you have sufficient
art making with help and intervention from Art Therapist.
Our Art Therapist - Mr. Paul Lee
is a Master-level trained clinical professional in Art Therapy and has over 10 years of experience.
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,
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
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.
Expressive Art TherapyWe incorporate Expressive Art Therapy
into the process. You can learn how to express yourself through art and
different medium. Expressive Art Therapy is an effective channel of creative expression of your feelings.
Mindfulness Art Therapy
We practice and engage Mindfulness Art Therapy
through the use of art and
creativity to find peace, purpose and wellness. Mindfulness Therapy
aims to provide the practice and learning how to be use art as
mindfulness source for good health and wellness.
Creativity-Juice program is
introduced throughout the Creative Art
Therapy to facilitate members creative thinking, creative
and visual thought process. This is essential for Creative Art Therapy
to engage the active part of our creative self to feel fresh and think
differently. Creativity-Juice is to use to remove our mental blocks in
order to recover and heal from psychological and physical wounds.
Origami as Therapy
as Therapy is using the craft of paper folding to engage mind and
body for mindfulness, wellness and relaxation. It can be used for
Mindfulness practice and for participants who are familiar with this
folk art. The unique Therapy is created by Art Therapist Paul Lee and he coined it as MINDrigami.
focus on the use of Positive Psychology during Creative Art Therapy
process and treatment. Positive psychology is a scientific way to
embrace strength of a person or group and using this strength as the
source for wellness and treatment.
Prevention and Treatment of Dementia
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.
therapy uses visual art as a main language of communication and verbal
is a secondary form of communication during art therapy. Visual and
symbolic expression gives voice to experience and empowers
transformation. Art Therapy allows difficult feelings to be expressed
in a safe and supportive environment. It is a visual language embraces
many different level of expression.
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.
Fee per Session and DurationS$80/= nett for any drop-in
session as trial or assessment. S$30/= for Registration. S$218/= for a block of 4 sessions. Each
session is one and a half hour. Excluding art materials. Please bring
your own art materials.
Each package of 4 sessions to be completed within 30 days, otherwise, it will be expired and forfeited.
BookingBooking is required in advanced for any Art Therapy session.
Payment and Sign up
only in Singapore currency. PayNow: 8125-4923
(Paul Lee @
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, photography,
video or any information in relation to the process and product of the
session to the public.
Customised Art Therapy
provide customised Art Therapy for specific objective and need such as
Anger management, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavorial Therapy
through art therapy, team bonding, family harmony, stress reduction,
personal therapy, etc.
The Art TherapistIt
is not an art therapy without an Art Therapist. It is because the
skills, knowledge, training and experience of an art therapist is essential to
facilitate, support, provide appropriatre treatment, intervention and for long term positive result. Verbal
communication is 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
feel better or change for better. Indeed, many participants will experience physical illnesses being healed permanently. For
outcome can be evidenced by their family members or school teachers. Once
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
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
for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), women with breast cancer at KK
and Children's Hospital (KKH), psychotic patients at Changi General
(CGH) Psychiatric Ward, older adults (geriatric) at Kwong Wai Shiu
(KWSH) Day Rehabilitative Center and Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) at
Mr. Lee conducted a research at KKH with Institutional Review Board
approval for his Art Therapy masters thesis: "Art Therapy as a Modality
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
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."
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."
"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. "
"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
opener and interesting. This program helps me to understand myself
feel that this program has helped me to increase my self-awareness
and to understand myself better. " "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."
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