-Foundation for rehabilitation
Creativity is a tool for resolving conflicts and problems within yourself.
It helps to deal with external problems, too.
Creativity increases self-esteem and self-awareness, and helps to control behaviour as well as cope with stress and traumatic experiences.
Therefore art therapy has substantial healing potential for physical, mental and emotional problems, as well as different illnesses and disorders.
That is the case even when the creative process is not part of a therapeutic treatment.
Depression and poor moods are more prevalent among prison inmates than in the average population. Consequently, the positives of creativity and self-expression have even more value in prisons.
We can help the inmates’ healing process by organizing therapeutic art classes, where their creations can actually be used for something concrete through Project Papillon’s team of professional fashion and graphic designers.
This method leads to unique items not found anywhere else. In return, the contributing inmate artists get a licence fee. And proceed on the way to rehabilitation.