Here’s an article that describes why art therapy is particularly helpful for relieving the effects of trauma. I have had the honour of being present when individuals experience the literal and symbolic processing of trauma using art materials and imagery and have witnessed how the experience instills resiliency and a sense of agency. These shifts manifest in day-to-day life by a lightening of the spirit and improvements felt when behaviours that diminish an individual’s quality of life are reduced. https://www.thepalmeirapractice.org.uk/expertise/art-therapy-trauma