Art & Soul is a week long summer day camp for kids ages 5-18 who have been, or are in the process of being, diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can be debilitating for kids, making them not want to go to school, meet new people, or interact with their friends. Here at Art & Soul we take an art based approach to coping with anxiety. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy encouraging the use of artistic mediums to open means of free self-expression as a way of coping. This is a camp where kids can use art therapy to lessen the burdens that they face with an anxiety disorder diagnosis, express their feelings in a creative way, and overcome their stressors with coping skills they can use for future years to come. Our hope is that they, along with their parents and guardians, gain a new understanding for what their anxiety disorder means for them and find a new and effective way to address it through art therapy.
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