THE MENTAL AND THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY…

It has been proven that Art Therapy has mental and therapeutic benefits. They say creating art can make you feel calm, happy and healthy.

Calm, Happy & Healthy Magazine say that Art has the ability to inspire people, make them think and help them see things from a different perspective. Art therapy comes in many forms, by simply creating art, whether it involves painting a landscape, playing a piece of music, dancing or writing a story, stimulates the brain and encourages positive actions in our lives.

If you are under a lot of stress or you suffer from anxiety, artistic expression is a natural way to process complex feelings, unwind, and improve your overall mental health and wellbeing. Expressing your feelings through words can sometimes be difficult or even painful. But art is completely different as it inspires ideas and stimulates your brain to think about something nice.

You don’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the benefits, and there are professionals that can work with you to dive into the underlying messages communicated through your art, which will aid in the healing process.

Art therapy Blog say you can achieve different things for different people. It can be used for counseling by therapists, healing, treatment, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and in the broad sense of the term, it can be used to massage one’s inner-self in a way that may provide the individual with a deeper understanding of him or herself.

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They explain that Art therapists are trained in both therapy and art, and have studied and mastered both psychology and human development, having received a Master’s Degree. There are various requirements for becoming an art therapist as well as certifications which means they are masters when it comes to using art as a springboard for everything from a general assessment of another person’s state to treatment for aiding serious illness. Art therapists can work with people of all ages, sex, creed, et al. They can help an individual, a couple, a family, or groups of people and depending on the situation, there may be numerous therapists working together as a clinical team.

There are so many benefits from art therapy from being safe, accessible, strength based, positive, expressive, empowering, playful, practical, strengthening and much more.

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