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Art Therapy

  • March 27, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett

Art therapy with adolescents

Understanding adolescents is a challenge at best, and the adolescent who is ill or suffering from psychological stress is an even greater conundrum. The physician treats the physical problem but often puzzles over where to find therapeutic treatment for this age group. Teenagers are sensitive about their image, particularly with their peers, and often put themselves at emotional risk rather...

  • March 14, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett

Question: What Is Art Therapy?

Answer: It may surprise you to learn that art can be an effective tool in mental health treatment. What could art possibly have to do withpsychotherapy? As an expressive medium, art can be used to help clients communicate, overcome stress, and explore different aspects of their own personalities. In psychology, the use of artistic methods to treat psychological disorders and...

  • March 09, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett

The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone

Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it’s so helpful for mental health. There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about art. Some think you have to be creating paintings or sculptures to be considered a real artist. Others believe that you are...

  • March 04, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett

Health benefits of coloring books attracting adults to childhood pastime

  Coloring is just for kids, right? Not anymore. Recently, adults across the country have picked up coloring books as a way to relax and unwind. Jason Abrams, 30, is an account manager at North 6th Agency, a New York City-based public relations firm. High anxiety and the hectic schedule of the deadline-driven job left him needing a way to...

  • February 24, 2016
  • Tracee Garrett

Adult Coloring Books - a Childhood Pastime for Stress Management

Pablo Picasso once said that art washes away the dust of everyday life from the soul. Proving this now is the emerging form of therapy called art therapy. It employs your self-expression and creativity as vehicles to reduce stress, clear the mind, increase awareness and improve self-esteem. Whereas other forms of therapy depend on verbal communication, this type of healing...