What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

What is artistic therapies? Margareta Wärja explains. (Turn captions on for English!)

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About Margareta

Margareta is a certified Psychotherapist with teacher training, Music Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist with 15 years experience in clinical work in both closed and open psychiatric care.

She is also a certified BMGIM therapist (The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music) and teaches and manages the method in Europe. She has worked with education for over twenty years and is a teacher in expressive arts therapy, CAGS at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

In January 2018 a research project on psychotherapeutic interventions, Short Music Travel and image creation (expressive arts therapy) in cancer care centers have been completed. The project has been carried out in collaboration between four parties: Aalborg University, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital and Expressive Arts Stockholm AB. The project has evaluated the work on artistic methodology for patients in oncological rehabilitation. The study, which is reported in a number of articles, shows good results of the treatment for this patient group.

About Expressive Arts Stockholm

Expressive Arts Stockholm offers qualified education and workshops in arts-based methods. We have long and extensive experience in working with all the arts and body-oriented methodology in psychotherapy, self-development, pedagogy, and supervision. Expressive Arts is a long-standing member of The International Network of Expressive Arts Trainings Institutes.

Expressive Arts Stockholm is a member of several international networks of universities, institutes and organizations that work together and provide training in the field. We have been working closely with the Norwegian Institute Nikut for more than 20 years, where you can educate yourself as an Expressive Arts Therapist at the university level (master’s degree). You can go to our introduction in Sweden.