Mar 31, 2017
Welcome to episode 78 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features Lanie Smith.
Lanie Smith is the founder of Integrative Art Therapy in Phoenix, AZ helping kids, teens and adults express themselves through art to improve wellness. Art therapy is the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals of all ages. The creative process offers an outlet for self-expression and helps to resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem/awareness, and alter the brain state to improve overall functioning.
As an Eco-Art Therapist and the owner/founder of Integrative Art Therapy, she has watched so many clients learn how to “bring the inside out and the outside in.” Her passion is to help you recognize your own innate beauty and wisdom as it’s reflected in the trees, mountains, wildlife, and in your own creativity.
Her practice is designed to move clients out of chronic stress, overwhelm, and defensive reactivity into a sense of calm and inner peace; beyond the use of coping techniques. Ultimately, her clients shed unnecessary protective layers in order to become who they truly are. Together, they decide on what changes are needed and collaborate on the best path to reach the final destination, using EcoArt Therapy as the vehicle.
In this episode, you will hear Lanie speak about what integrative art therapy involves, her work with eco-art therapy in dreamy draw mountain and her work can be used to support self-care.
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