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Art Therapy Exercise #12

The goal of this exercise is to explore things the patient finds soothing and encourage abstract thinking.

  • Discuss the substance or items coming out of the pot and their significance to the patient
  • Talk about other things that produce the same feelings
  • Discuss ways the items in the picture can help the patient advance in their therapy or goals


Have the patient draw a tea or coffee pot pouring a substance or concept of their choosing into a cup. What is coming out of the pot should be something that soothes them, makes them feel good, or helps them relax.

Tools and Materials You Will Need For This Art Therapy Exercise

  • Drawing paper
  • Paints
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Color pencils