In Expression Sessions® participants often find working with clay is grounding and calming. It also engages their concentration, focus of attention, patience, and problem solving abilities. Participants are able to practice and hone these life coping skills in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. Expression Sessions® encourages people to express and understand emotions through the creative process. Benefits may include; reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression, self-discovery, personal fulfillment, empowerment, relaxation and tranquility.
Decades of research demonstrate the value of experiential art in therapeutic settings. Clay is a powerful medium to help people work through many issues such as anger, grief and loss, fear, guilt and blocked speaking. Instead of traditional talk based therapies, utilizing clay is especially helpful for people who find it difficult to articulate their feelings. Clay therapy may help a person move from painful emotional experiences to inner growth and healing.