Using Self-Expression to Heal Trauma

Using Self-Expression to Heal Trauma

Using Self-Expression to Heal Trauma

Trauma can be a difficult thing to process, but it’s important to understand how self-expression can help. Everyone reacts differently to trauma, so the best thing you can do is take the time to find what works best for you. At Orlando Thrive Therapy, we specialize in helping individuals learn how to use self-expression as a tool for healing. In this article, we’ll go over some of the ways that self-expression can be used to process and heal trauma.

The Power of Expression

Self-expression is an incredibly powerful tool for healing trauma. It allows us to put our emotions into words and express ourselves in ways that can be hard to do without words. Whether through writing, painting, art therapy, or music therapy, using these forms of expression gives us an outlet for the emotions that may be too difficult or painful to express verbally. It also helps us better understand our feelings and gain clarity on our experiences. By taking the time to express ourselves authentically, we can begin to work through our traumas in a way that feels safe and comfortable.

Using Art Therapy & Music Therapy

At Orlando Thrive Therapy, we specialize in art therapy and music therapy as tools for processing trauma and emotional pain. Through art therapy sessions, clients are able to explore their feelings through creative outlets such as drawing or painting. Similarly with music therapy sessions, clients are able to explore their emotions through instruments like drums or keyboards while engaging with a qualified therapist who is experienced in working with issues related to trauma and emotional pain. Both of these therapies provide unconventional outlets for working through difficult emotions which many people find helpful when dealing with traumatic experiences.


No matter what your experience with trauma might look like, there are ways that you can use self-expression as an effective tool for healing. If you’re looking for therapists in Orlando who specialize in helping those who have experienced trauma learn how to use self-expression as a tool for healing, don’t hesitate to contact Orlando Thrive Therapy today! We offer a variety of services including art therapy and music therapy geared towards helping individuals process emotion safely and effectively – book your appointment now!

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.