REVIEW RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES
I. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Gross (2003) reported that Art expression has been veryhelpful in releasing emotions. This is known to be as catharsis, the discharge of strong emotions for relief. Making a drawing or a painting and discussing one’s images within the context of therapycan provide release of painful and agonizing feelings. Engaging in art expression may actually increase verbal communication, recall of details and the comfort level between the therapists and theclient/s.
II. LOCAL LITERATURE
According to Dr. Randy Dellosa (2004), who often uses art therapy in his practice of psychiatry, professional or skilled artists often tend to hidepersonal issues through stylistics. In fact, most art therapists believe that therapy works best for people who can’t draw since they are not limited by performance anxiety. Art making can increaseself-esteem and autonomy. Whatever the case; the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words” certainly rings true in the practice of art therapy.
III. LOCAL STUDIES
Carolina“Chula” Ramos-Sembrano, the third daughter of former President Fidel V. Ramos, was one of the beneficiaries of hospital art therapy. She suffered from traumatic brain injury because of an accident. Shehad a short-term memory loss. In 2005, Chula was sent by the family to a neurobehavioral facility in Atlanta, Georgia to help her in recovery. It was there that Chula got involved in weekly paintingssessions being organized by the foundation for Hospital Art. As she progressed with his therapeutic activity for more than a year as part of the rehabilitation and recovery, Chula got better and...