Both art and photo therapies provide you with an opportunity to revisit a traumatic event without having to relive it.
When words fail, art helps process these events in a new and safe away.
PhotoTherapy is extremely helpful in the treatment of PTSD because of its specific use of photographs in therapy.
The mind is said to absorb information through the organs of hearing, smell, taste, touch, and sight; and because about 80 percent of sensory stimuli enters through our eyes, visual information is crucial to our understanding of what we experience. Thus, photographs provide a safe way to reconstruct reality without having to relive it.
Uncovering the emotional reactions to a traumatic event or understanding the symptoms experienced as a result of it becomes less threatening when viewed symbolically.