Healing from trauma or abuse can have physical, emotional, spiritual, maybe even cognitive dimensions. Creative expression can facilitate all those aspects.
Visual artist and author SARK has talked about using creative work for personal growth and to deal with her experiences of sexual abuse.
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is the author and artist of fifteen books, including Succulent Wild Woman, Bodacious Book of Succulence and others. An acclaimed speaker and teacher, she is CEO and founder of Planet SARK, a business that promotes empowered living, and her writings and artwork.
In an interview, SARK said she knows art is healing “because of how it heals me and how I see it healing other people every day. Through art, we come alive through the deep connections to our souls and spirits.