I’ve learned many therapeutic techniques. Art is one of my favorites and I find it very relaxing.
I already passed the knowledge I’ve gained in Healing with the Arts course, so I can’t give you anything new from my side. I’d love to share some videos I came by though.
Drawing fractals was a very pleasant experience for me and I’d really recommend it to everyone. Drawing mandalas and other techniques can help too. Just find what suits you best.
You don’t need any talent to start drawing and whatever you draw is fine.
I’ve found 2 short and simple videos where you can learn some basics to start with. You can also check my Healing category for related posts. I hope you’ll enjoy this.
Do you already use art as a part of your therapy? What is your favorite way of expressing yourself?
Feel free to share your own work or create a post on your blog and link it here.
14 thoughts on “De-Stress With Art Therapy”
I like your drawings & smile, dear Maja ~ wishing you a wonderful day 😇
I’ve never tried drawing them, but I like colouring mandalas.
Mandalas can be very calming too.
Your fractals are great. I am a compulsive doodler. it’s never anything complicated. Flowers, animals and I love colouring mandalas.
Thanks Carolyn. 😊 Doodles can be super cute!
As an artist I used art extensively in my own healing. I use it to de-stress, I used it extensively in my second marriage where all boundaries were crossed and I didn’t even have the personal privacy of being able to write in a journal without him reading it and getting upset with me for writing about my negative feelings, as I was supposed to only feel positive with him. Art became my outlet where I could let go of everything. I also incorporated words and writing into my art. It was my safety net, my safe place, my liberation, my healing power. I highly recommend it to everyone!
I’m glad that art helped you so much in such difficult times. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been for you.
Your empathy is very welcome and appreciated! I’m happy those days are over, they were very debilitating at the time. I didn’t have the life skills I needed and I was overloaded.
I share now how it’s possible to come through those times, by putting I to place one small change at a time!
Small and slow wins the race. 🙂
Yup, every time! 🥰
Art therapy is definitely healing, calming and soothing, I agree! Your fractals are great and I can also see the appeal of colouring mandalas!
Thank you Ab. I’m glad that art helps you too.