USING ART THERAPY AS A TOOL TO DEAL WITH CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN WOMEN

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Many women in our community have experienced levels of trauma in one way of their lives that might have had a long-lasting impact on their ability to work productively in adulthood. Women are especially susceptible to emotional stressors because they have a completely different hormonal system, which as a result causes them to react more emotionally and become more exhausted on an emotional level.


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, childhood trauma is defined as: “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.


Bad things happen in life as adolescents grow up. Some are obvious, like a natural disaster that destroys a home, physical abuse, or the death of a parent. Others can also rock a child’s sense of safety and well-being, like community violence or substance abuse in a parent. Something as simple as being in a car accident or a child overhearing frequent, intense arguments between his or her parents can be a very traumatic e