Art Therapy differs from traditional art making in that the emphasis is on the process of creating and meaning making, rather than the end product. The interpersonal relationship between therapist and child is of central importance and is developed through the art process, with clear boundaries and set intentions.
The Gunawirra Art Therapy program is an emotional healing support for the pre-school children. It is open style and non-directive, with an emphasis on child freedom and play. This style of therapy is a more natural way for children who may have experienced trauma to express themselves. The Art Therapy program is designed in collaboration with individual pre-schools to suit their unique needs.