Art therapy works with color, form, light and darkness, and the imagination.
- Watercolor can help bring movements and flow to a child and can enhance inner flexibility
- Social painting can help a child who is too self-focused by providing an opportunity to observe and interact with another person as they create pictures together
- Drawing is helpful for a child who needs to strengthen boundaries, and develop observation and discernment skills, bringing clarity and focus to their thoughts, words, and actions
Eurythmy is an art of expressive movement that can be described as visible speech and song. Eurythmy enlarges and transforms movements into a coherent language performed by the whole body, especially the arms and legs. For artistic eurythmy to become therapeutic, the gestures are modified and intensified. Repeated practice stimulates healing life forces, restores balance, and can correct constitutional problems.
Music therapy helps initiate essential change in body integration, balance in breathing and movements, and the awakening of motivational direction. With a large range of instruments, music therapists vary tone, intervals, rhythms, mirrored tone sequences, and movement supported sound patterns. Music therapy is performed with individual students or in small groups. Group therapies are offered to support language development, auditory focus, and muscle tone.
Colored Shadow Display
Color, movements, music, and speech together create a therapy that is calming, harmonizing, or stimulating. Natural light is channeled through colored glass and illuminates a translucent screen. Movements take place between the light source and the screen, producing an ever changing display of colored shadows synchronized with music and speech. This therapy harmonizes sense impressions with the breathing process, alleviating restlessness and emotional stress. A quality of peace and harmony is created.