All children deserve a chance.
Not just any chance, but a true opportunity
To have a childhood.
To reach their fullest potential.
More children are struggling with mental health issues today than ever before. In fact, behavioral and emotional disorders affect thousands of children right here in our community. And it is a sad truth that two-thirds of these kids never receive the help they need.
The good news is that treatment does work for those who receive it.
Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing child-centered, family-focused mental health services in Lincoln. Utilizing a combination of unique programs and proven strategies to meet every individual's needs, we serve more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year.
The services we provide are available to all youth throughout the community, regardless of financial ability.
3 Reasons to do Art Therapy
Posted on 09/15/2014
As life becomes busier and busier, we forget to pay attention to ourselves physically and mentally. If you do not take time to reflect on your mental health, it will likely result in a period of sluggishness and decrease in productivity and happiness. Doing creative activities can activate parts of the brain that are rarely used and bring tranquility to your life. Pick up painting, pottery, or drawing. Try art therapy to reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem and reconcile emotional conflicts.
Reduce Anxiety—Take a deep breath, close your eyes, exhale. Doing creative activities reminds us to relax. All those worries about work and life just slip away as you mindfully paint, draw or any other creative activity. Try to meditate as you relax with art.
Increase Self-Esteem—>Insecurities will disappear as you become in tune with your creativity. You will find confidence and increase your happiness with creative activities. Try art therapy at least once a week. Set aside 30 minutes to be alone, create a piece of art and build your new-found confidence.
Reconcile Emotional Conflicts—Express your emotions through art. Sometimes it is hard to say what we are feeling. Use art therapy as an opportunity to express what you wish you could say. This will help you realize your true feelings and help you find happiness in your life. Art therapy facilitates a moment of meditation and relaxation.