It is not necessary to be an artist to be creative...
Creative interventions, such as drawing, arts and crafts, painting, sand tray, drama, and therapeutic play, enable clients to direct their thoughts and emotions through artistic expression, and are sometimes useful for individuals who find it challenging to verbally express themselves.
Through creativity we can release our free-inner-child; an expressive part of ourselves that is, so often, stifled. Creativity and working with metaphor can be helpful for clients of all ages, as it helps to reveal parts of what we don't know, parts that are situated in the unconscious, and brings these possibilities into consciousness, thereby, resulting in deep therapeutic benefits. As an integrative methodology, it is also helpful for such things as stress-reduction and anxiety, as entering into a creative intervention naturally serves to calm the sympathetic nervous system.