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Hope All of You are keeping in Good Health as much as possible. Thought of writing about Colour Therapy. Hope All of You are in Good Health, and “Keeping yourself Positive and Motivated as Best as possible in these times”. Today I am writing about How you can Relax with “Colouring” So it is Therapy to do with Colouring. Art groups and Mandalas – are all examples of something called ‘Art as Therapy’. The term ‘Art as Therapy’ captures the idea of Creativity being beneficial for our well-being!
What makes art as therapy so beneficial?
There are two Things to do with Art:
1. Art materials themselves can be soothing and enjoyable to look at and touch.
2. We can express ourselves in a non-verbal (without speaking) way.
Using clay as an example, this material can help us feel grounded when we start to concentrate on the feeling and texture. The moment it is first touched clay in a session, they have a reaction of surprise as it is usually a lot colder than room temperature. Another curious but pleasing effect is seeing our fingerprints show up in the clay. This is a very tactile material, which can help relax you when you’re having a stressful day. There is something indescribably pleasurable about handmade pottery, both for the user of the vessel and the potter who makes it.
Below are, “Straw Berries” they are called as they are grown on the ground usually with straw, one thing is not for mud to get, other thing is to keep safe from Birds eating them 🙂
Making Colours with Fruits and Vegetables. You can take The Juice and colour with that also!
See how “The Carrot is cut to make patterns” You can use different colours too with it 🙂
You can take some paints from The colours that are being used to paint walls. Which are very cheap Painting!
See this is also Art. Patterns done with Stones of Different shapes and Colours.
Sea shells found free on “The Sea Beach” you can make patterns. Heart shape made of seashells on the beach:)
Art Therapy: “Art can show the very deepest part of us, where one does not speak. Colouring is a Great way to forget about worrying or Thinking too much.
This is if you like to Colour. Focusing(Concentrating) and staying quiet it is fun to spend time coloring with many different and Beautiful Colours. It can be any type of colouring. You can see many different colours, shapes, Patterns as you colour. With each stroke “Your Stress is taken off” 🙂
Expression can help us feel better because, generally, we need to get things off our chest or mind. When we do this we clear mental space and make room for insight. Now we’ve briefly looked at why it could be beneficial, let’s look at some examples of art as therapy. Get ready because it can be so, so many things 🙂
- art group – painting, clay work, knitting, etc.
- mindful mandalas
- destress colouring books
- paint by numbers
- writing poems
Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile, or fabric. It is used to create many types of garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine.
Knitting creates stitches: loops of yarn in a row, either flat or in the round (tubular). There are usually many active stitches on the knitting needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of connected loops that intermesh with the next and previous rows. As each row is formed, each newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row and placed on the gaining needle so that the loops from the prior row can be pulled off the other needle without unraveling.
Differences in yarn (varying in fibre type, weight, uniformity and twist), needle size, and stitch type allow for a variety of knitted fabrics with different properties, including color, texture, thickness, heat retention, water resistance, and integrity. A small sample of knitwork is known as a swatch.
The list goes on. Basically, any creative expression that you enjoy can be seen as ‘Art as Therapy’. That’s great that it can help people, but what about Art Therapy?
The list goes on. Basically, any creative expression that you enjoy can be seen as ‘Art as Therapy’. That’s great that it can help people.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is a mental health treatment, also known as “art psychotherapy“. It uses art materials to use expression alongside verbal communication, although in some cases it may be solely non-verbal (dependent on the client group). We may also simply find it easier to talk when the spotlight isn’t on us and we can play with some “Art Material” as we talk. We may also simply find it easier to talk when the spotlight isn’t on us and we can play with some clay as we talk. It can be helpful when it is hard to find the words to say how we are feeling or what we experienced.
Listed below are some of the key differences between art as therapy and art therapy.
Art as therapy:
- You can do it alone or with others.
- Can be combined with mindful practice for added benefit.
- Any frequency – daily, weekly, etc.
- Any medium – journaling All About Writing!, clay work, etc.
- Art, expression and creativity are in lots of things we may enjoy that help our well-being – cooking, baking, walking, playing, dancing Hobbies ~ Do What You Really Like To Do!
- It’s a form of self-care.
- A form of therapy also known as art psychotherapy.
- A mental health treatment.
- Always facilitated by a Art Psychotherapist
- Usually sessions are one hour per week.
- Can be one to one or in group sessions.
- Nonthreatening form of communication.
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2 thoughts on “Therapy ~ Art!”
Thanks for the great ideas!!! You stir my creativity
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Thanks for this post. I heard of art therapy many times but was not sure how it help. Your post give me give me that informtaion.
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