Art Therapy

Art Therapy

We help to cope with anxiety and to overcome the consequences of stress for those who live in war conditions. This program especially suits the children who have difficulties in describing their emotions, experience and fears in words.
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Why exactly art therapy?

Why exactly art therapy?

It helps to overcome the consequences of stress

Why exactly art therapy?

It is a preventive measure of post-traumatic syndrome displays

Why exactly art therapy?

It intensifies the healing power of child psyche

Why exactly art therapy?

It regenerates the natural needs in growth and development

Why exactly art therapy?

It helps to express and accept the feelings of sorrow and anger

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This programme is peculiar in a way that:

It is a short-term one

It is a short-term one

10 meetings once or twice a week, 45 minutes each
It is safe

It is safe

The child grows in his/her own pace with an adult’s support
It is an economic one

It is an economic one

The actual expenses are only for drawing facilities and specialists work
It is effective

It is effective

The very deep method of work foresees high-quality changes
It combines group as well as individual work

It combines group as well as individual work

It gives an additional resource for overcoming of stress

Children’s stories

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Artem

Artem

– What will we name your drawing?
– War!

– I’m done, it’s finished… it’s …a clown…
– But you did name the picture differently, right?
– No, I changed the name … Let it be a clown.

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Artem

Artem

-In this house live we and YOU!
-Why do I live here?
-Because you will protect me and my mom from dad…
That day, Artem and his mother were once again forced to hide from father’s anger and run away from home.

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Nastya

Nastya

– What about mom … mom’s left us…
Nastya quickly became our friend. With time, she told us her life stories, which were too difficult for a child.
Stories about her mother, about the war, about friends who will never return to their hometown.

Program mechanics

Stage 01

We form a group from 5 to 10 children

Stage 02

Children attend the appointments at the same time during three months

Stage 03

The child will have at least 10 classes on the whole

Stage 04

We don’t give the child any topic as well as don’t estimate his/her efforts – no restrictions!

Stage 05

The child may draw the same picture during ten classes or, at the same time, two pictures every single class. Any restrictions!

Stage 06

A psychologist or a specialist accompanies the child in a drawing process, does not put any limits but he/she creates a safe environment, supports and soothes the child.

Our locations

Due to the full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine we have moved and continue our activity in the territories under Ukrainian control. For the sake of children’s safety we do not disclose information about our current locations in the website.

Psychologists’ quotations

Ljydmyla Romanenko
«Since the beginning of war operations, living on the frontline, I’ve understood that my mission is to help children and adults in this hard period. That is why I’ve been working as a critical psychologist in various projects for 6 years now, and since August I’ve started to cooperate with the fund.»
Iryna Zhadyk
«I feel that I’m needed here, I feel my significance here as I can see that art therapy works and helps children.»

How you can help

Donate to the program

Donate to the program

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Pay for one class of an art therapy

Pay for one class of an art therapy

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Pay for the course of an art therapy for one child

Pay for the course of an art therapy for one child

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This page is created within the framework of the communication project “Art therapy without borders” with financial support from Zagoriy Foundation. Under this project we have been improving the communication tools, so you may find out more about our under guardianship and join the programs of the foundation support.