Ever wondered what Art Therapy is and what it can do for your health? The drive to create is right within the average human. Creativity has no bias for age, language, sex, and race. Art is life and true to it, it actually improves life in its own unique ways.

What Art Therapy Is

Art Therapy can be regarded as an expressive therapy that makes use of the creativity in arts for a person’s health improvement physically, mentally and emotionally. If you can express yourself artistically, this can positively impact your health. It can help manage your behaviors, feelings, focus and help your self-esteem. The good thing here is that you don’t need to be an artistic genius to derive the benefits that come with Art Therapy. Can what you draw on a piece of paper, including clay molding and sculpture actually help heal your body and mind?

Digital Art Era of Therapy?

Brother Crush - Step Family Life

Brother Crush – Step Family Life

These days, it’s easy to enjoy art in digital form. Given all major art resources and digitized, you don’t even need to leave home to enjoy and admire it. But things can be taken to even higher level. How? With video content. That’s the case when we talk about controversial and socially kept quiet kind of art. The latest development of Brother Crush seem to be a perfect example of this. It’s video series of fantasy step family living. Two new step brothers, now living under same roof only to build a taboo crush on each other. Is it love, is it just sexual lust? That’s the big question, but it’s pretty certain they engage in a lot of risky actions, only to get caught later.

Here are five ways that Art Therapy can indeed help to heal you:

1. Use Visualization As A Form Of Arts

Self-healing can be attained through art making by visualizing what you want to happen. There are lots of things we don’t have power over in our lives including our relationships, health issues and more. Our inner power and strength come alive through the creativity of the arts. You can get healed through art therapy by highlighting what you want to happen in the real world through art-making as you draw, paint or mold out what you intend for yourself. Once you can dream it, then, it is possible to attain.

2. Use Creative Arts For Emotional Relief

You won’t be able to tell how much negative emotions have been accumulated in your body until they are released. There is something unique about sculpturing, painting and molding clay or instrument playing which are all different forms of art therapy. All literally lightens your mood and improves your emotion, relieves stress and gives internal freedom.

3. Dance Is A Unique Art Therapy To Explore

Dancing is comparable to having a group meditation. It takes over from where your wondering minds stops and connects you with the current moments and giving you the needed relief through sound and movements. Movements through dance have positive effects on general body well-being. It improves your physical fitness and helps your mental balance.

 4. Get Fully Immersed In Art To Improve Flow

Engaging in Art making can help your concentration as well improve your focus. These all help your Flow. Flow is positive. It is the state where you are completely immersed in what you do. For instance, if you were drawing an image and flow comes in, you will find yourself totally focused on what is at hand and would lose track of time and every other worry you may have. At this point, you become inseparable with the artwork. As a positive experience, flow is linked to improving performance and happiness.

Use Art Making To Excite The Senses For Health Improvement

The process of art making involves the senses of touch, sight, and smell. Using these senses can be an effective way to soothe the body and mind. Most times we take some time out in the sun, swim and take part in various activities to relax the mind which is actually not bad ways too. The art making process can equally if not better give this soothing relief when fully immersed in the practice. Regardless of the art, you are involved in, whether stitching of fabrics, painting on the canvas, or pottery, your senses are on the alert and keeps you active and coordinated.

Every one of us has an artistic part of us that needs to be activated for our mind and body healing. You can explore the different ways to tap into the healing power that can be achieved through various methods of Art Therapy.