In person-oriented art therapy we work with the QUALITIES of the painter, not with the Problems. On the way to growing up, the relationship to one's own quality and uniqueness often weakens gradually.
By painting one's own pictures, the fear of doing everything wrong and not meeting the expectations of society becomes increasingly visible.
The art therapist, also called the painting companion helps the painter to rediscover their own abilities and to dare to live them. With the hand, colour is applied to the paper and it is observed to notice when a new impulse comes to another colour.
Color pencils are used online.
Memories and images from the past life can show themselves. As an art therapist, I enter into a dialogue with the painter and intervene directly on the picture.
The painter, paints while standing with their hand on large-format paper on the wall with high-quality gouache colors. Partially also Neocolor oil crayons are used, especially when working online.
Through clear rules and an appreciative attitude towards the painter and his painting, a protected non-judgemental 'Painting Space' is created.
Solution oriented Art Therapy
According to psychotherapist Bettina Egger, disturbing memory images are replaced by disturbance-free images in the brain. The brain always stores the last seen image. An independent image, a metaphor, is painted. These are familiar objects or shapes that have no relation to the named concern.
The metaphors are selected in relation to specific concerns (feelings, sensations, thoughts) in front of the paper and then painted in their seen form or in their simplest form.
The point is to achieve a new neutral impression.When a symptom or a stressful experience is worked on in this way, the memory of the event is preserved, but the tormenting feelings or thoughts are absent.