At challenging moments like the present coronavirus pandemic, we need to put more emphasis on self-care than ever before. Certain practices have established themselves as mental health improvement staples. Art is one of them and here are several ways anyone can rely on it.
Feelings can be signals trying to get us to pay attention to something we need, something we are not tending to. In fact, the root meaning of ‘psychotherapy’ in Greek is ‘tending to the soul’.
Psychologists from all parts of the world have expressed concerns about the way in which social distancing is impacting mental wellbeing. The risk of depression is high in quarantined individuals but could something be done to manage the problem? Art therapy is emerging as one of the viable therapeutic choices.
Psychiatrists in Singapore have accomplished excellent results in the treatment of dementia patients with art therapy.
Imagine a world where nothing was impossible – there were no limits, no right or wrong. Space, where there was complete freedom to be anything you wanted to be, a place where a line could be called a circle, a tree, was blue, and fishes walked. That’s the safe place where imagination starts, and safety is created for art therapy to take place.
One study shows how sculptural art therapy can help relieve anxiety and improve cognition for dementia patients.
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Thanks to The Red Pencil, a Singapore charity, traumatised refugee children in Lebanese camps are finding some healing through art therapy.
Thanks to a recent study, psychiatrists in Singapore can now have a better understanding of how art therapy affects the elderly.
Are you struggling with the results of trauma? Art therapy is a powerful tool for reclaiming mental health.
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