Survivors’ Expressive Arts Journey | DVSN Speaker Series
June 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Survivors of domestic abuse will share artistic and creative works in response to their experiences.
The expressive arts are a profound, therapeutic outlet for those of us who are processing overwhelming experiences of trauma and abuse. The arts also provide a deeper, more powerful experience for all of us who are working to better understand the complexities of this insidious dynamic.
An immense and impactful effect of the trauma abuse victims experience is that it confuses our ability to remember and to process what is being done to us in the moment and years after. Expressive arts offer safe platforms as a bridge to help process our feelings and emotions. Through expressive therapies we can once again connect to the parts of ourselves – the pieces of our essence – that we were forced to lose in order to survive.