The person-centered approach was founded by Carl Rogers (1940). The client is the pilot and therapist is the co-pilot and together they build trust, where the client can feel secure and safe to share feelings, thoughts, and explore emotions without judgment.
The Necessary Factors of a therapist in a Person-Centered approach are:
The therapist does not have a façade
Unconditional Positive Regard
Mindful approaches can cultivate awareness and help combat stress, and positively impacts expressive arts therapy, helping to calm, maintain focus, and improve awareness.
Mindful Modalities Offered:
Expressive Arts Therapy
Creative interventions allow the therapy process to deepen and cultivate therapeutic resources towards healing.
Creative Modalities Offered:
movement and dance
drawing, painting, clay, and other art-making
rituals to process grief and past healing trauma
collage and vision board
writing and poetry
You do not need to be an artist to use expressive arts therapies it is used to purely to help expand the process.
Walk and Talk
Therapy outside the office setting
Research shows that exercise and nature reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Walk and talk sessions take place outside, at your pace, and can be especially helpful for working through transitions, "stuckness", or severe stress or trauma.