REVIEW RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES
I. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Gross (2003) reported that Art expression has been very helpful in releasing emotions. This is known to be as catharsis, the discharge of strong emotions for relief. Making a drawing or a painting and discussing one's images within the context of therapy can provide release of painful and agonizing feelings. Engaging in art expression may actually increase verbal communication, recall of details and the comfort level between the therapists and the client/s.
II. LOCAL LITERATURE
According to Dr. Randy Dellosa (2004), who often uses art therapy in his practice of psychiatry, professional or skilled artists often tend to hide personal issues through stylistics. In fact, most art therapists believe that therapy works best for people who can't draw since they are not limited by performance anxiety. Art making can increase self-esteem and autonomy. Whatever the case; the expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words" certainly rings true in the practice of art therapy.