The Re-Animation Approach developed by Animation Therapy Ltd is
a pioneering practice approach to using animation in a range of
therapeutic settings and applications. Its power to motivate and
cross-generational appeal makes it unique amongst other therapeutic
opportunties available to the professional therapist.
The animation process enables you to 'suspend time' giving your
client (s) space to think and consider. The scope for
creative relevant application of clients' ideas is unlimited and
provides the therapist and artist with the opportunity to offer
novel experiences which can be useful for opening neuro pathways
and possibilities for change.
The therapy techniques, which were initially developed in
occupational therapy practice, have been designed to be effective
in both process driven and task orientated therapeutic practices.
The intra-disciplinary approach has enabled Animation Therapy to
draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to develop the new
techniques and skills.
In devising the techniques and tools, the team has benefited from
the expertise of leading professionals from the Animation industry.
This has helped to create a new collaborative way of working
between animators and therapists, bringing about innovative
connections between the Animation and Therapy worlds.
Animators who have experience of working as community artists can
also benefit from learning some of the approaches, techniques and
philosophies of Animation Therapy that have been specifically
adapted to fit with an artistic approach. Please refer to the
Training and Commissioning pages for further details.
How does Animation Therapy work?
The Re-Animation Approach uses animation in two ways;
- By 'doing' animation
- By 'watching' animation
Why not click on the Research and Development bar using the left
selection menu to find out more about this unique way of
Research and development
The website provides an international focus for the latest
research into animation in therapeutic practice. We would encourage
you to make contact if you have been engaged in work that you feel
would add to the growing evidence to support this emerging field of