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Art Therapy Exercise #13

The goal of this art therapy exercise is to explore with the patient the things that are preventing the patient from advancing in his or her life.

  • Discuss the object the patient placed in front of the stop sign (or light) and what it represents in their life
  • Talk about goals and the issues that is preventing them from successfully achieving those goals
  • Discuss issues that may be affecting their ability to overcome mental or emotional difficulties


In this exercise, have the patient draw a stop sign or stoplight and place figures or shapes before it.

Tools and Materials You Will Need For This Art Therapy Exercise

  • Drawing Paper
  • Paints
  • Markers
  • Color pencils
  • Crayons