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Art Therapy – Draw Your Worries Away

Explore the amazing stress relieving Art Therapy which can bring balance to your senses with brushes and paint.

Most of us live in a rush with pressure and stress building up without us even noticing. One day you wake up and feel beat, you have been overcome by exhaustion. A vacation is best way to get a small escape from responsibilities, pressure and stress, or you can draw.

Psychotherapists have developed a new, fun and innovative way for people to blow off steam, express and find their inner selves. Art therapy a creative approach to expression, and is used as a therapeutic technique all over the world.

Seeking therapeutic help can be really costly, not to forget finding time and a good therapist near you. We have looked up a few tips you can do at home to reconnect with yourself.

To deal with emotions like anger and sadness you can try either of these 5 exercises:

  • Draw or paint your emotions. In this exercise, you’ll focus entirely on painting what you’re feeling.
  • Make a meditative painting. Looking for a creative way to relax?  Have trouble sitting still to meditate?  Meditative painting might be just the thing you’re looking for.  No painting skill or experience necessary – only a desire to relax and become more creative.
  • Put together a journal. Journals don’t have to just be based around words. You can make an art journal as well, that lets you visually express your emotions.
  • Design a postcard you will never send. Are you still angry or upset with someone in your life? Create a postcard that expresses this, though you don’t have to ever send it.
  • Collage a heart. Collage your childhood memories in a heart formation.

Art therapy can also be a great way to relax. Chill with these exercises:

  • Paint to music. Letting your creativity flow in response to music is a great way to let out feelings and just relax.
  • Make a scribble drawing. With this activity, you’ll turn a simple scribble into something beautiful, using line, color and your creativity.
  • Finger paint. Finger painting isn’t just fun for kids– adults can enjoy it as well. Get your hands messy and really have fun spreading paint around.
  • Draw something HUGE. Getting your body involved and moving around can help release emotion as you’re drawing.
  • Color in a design. Sometimes, the simple act of coloring can be a great way to relax. Find a coloring book or use this mandala for coloring.

Art is a place to find happiness and letting your emotions flow to the best parts of you. Try these exercises to find happiness in yourself:

  • Collage your vision of a perfect day.Think about what constitutes a perfect day to you and collage it. What about this collage can you make happen today?
  • Make a collage related to a quote you like. Take the words of wisdom from someone else and turn them into something visually inspiring.
  • Document a spiritual experience. Have you ever had a spiritual experience in your life? Paint what it felt like intuitively.
  • Document an experience where you did something you didn’t think you could do. We all have to do things that we’re scared or unsure of sometimes. Use this activity as a chance to commemorate one instance in your life.
  • Think up a wild invention. This invention should do something that can help make you happier– no matter what that is.

For more therapeutic exercises you can try at home, visit Art Therapy expert, Intuitive Creativity or click here.

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