There has been some research done to explore how trauma effects the brain. It has been found that when people are triggered into trauma, their ability to process language is severely diminished. This explains how terror can be wordless, and why it can be so hard to describe traumatic experiences and feelings. This is why art therapy is so brilliant and can reach places inside that can’t be got to through talking. It offers an avenue for healing when other roads feel like dead ends. This is an article about using art therapy to help heal trauma.