Updated: Jul 3, 2020
“Create with the heart build with the mind”
Colours add so much to our lives. Their beauty is more than one can explain in words. Colours form art and art forms the thinking and perspective of a lot many things in life. People buy art for recreation, they create one for passion but art heals the damaged mind and soul like no other thing can. Art has been looked up only as either a hobby or for decoration purposes but it has a lot more to offer. Art therapy has become the new trend which is proving to burst stress and relieve the mind to provide calmness and relaxation. Drawing and painting have made their way in the health and wellness market and the trend is catching up faster among the adults.
Though there are various ways and techniques to deal with stress and maintain proper mental health, the concept of art is something which is new in the market. Gone are the times when art was meant for kids. Art relieves the mind and seeing beautiful colours around you not only soothes and calms the mind but also cheers up the person. Adults in art field seems like a very interesting idea to indulge and explore art as well as to de-stress and relax. Art is the simplest and easiest way to fight depression and combat stress in these times of super busy and fast-moving lives.
“Art transforms chaos into order, we can make it, we can break it”.
Art therapy integrates psycho-therapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being. The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellness. The goal of art therapy is to utilize the creative process to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Techniques used in art therapy can include drawing, painting, colouring, sculpting, or collage. As clients create art, they may analyse what they have made and how it makes them feel. Through exploring their art, people can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. People do not need to have artistic ability or special talent to participate in art therapy, and people of all ages including children, teens, and adults.
can benefit from it. Some research suggests that just the presence of art can play a part in boosting mental health.