Expressive Arts for Healing
Our volunteers, staff, Music Therapist and Art Specialist provide a variety of creative activities to support the expression of feelings of grief.
At Safe Harbor, our music therapist uses the power of music to enhance the healing process. Children and adult groups share sadness, anger, pride and laughter through various musical activities. Making music often helps group members gain respect and peer validation by sharing the deep emotions that have been brought alive through music.
Drumming, improvisation, song writing and recordings are just some of the rewarding music therapy activities. The safe environment created in this program opens the musical hearts of all our families.
“Thank you for showing the group that where words fail, music speaks”- Facilitator
“Thanks for helping me create.That was cool.”- Participant
Drama & Movement
We strive to provide many creative outlets for children and teens to express their feelings. Drama is a safe way for participants to discuss memories, feelings and hopes through play. It is sometimes helpful for a child to be able to put his or her feelings into a skit, puppet or even a video.
Children, teens and sometimes even their parent/caregivers enjoy visiting our art room. We often do projects to help children memorialize their loved one or to help let go of difficult memories and feelings. Children are encouraged to express through hands-on creativity.