There are many aspects and perceptions of art that can be expressed in a number of ways. Each reason is different depending on the artist. Some see it as a calling, and others use it for therapeutic reasons. Art can be done in ways such as: drawing/sketching, painting, writing, pottery, and more.
There are some people who don’t see it as therapeutic, but rather an expression, however that perception is often misunderstood as using art as a symbol of expression can be therapeutic in itself. The term “art therapy” is used by many in this case. It can be beneficial physically, mentally, and emotionally and you don’t have to worry about being talented or gifted in order to accomplish this. Art therapy is for anyone who feels the need for improvement, or for anyone going through some kind of emotional or physical trauma. Many benefits associated with it have been known to help many people while at the same time make a name for themselves.
Most don’t need the use of art therapists, however, those professionals exists in case you need it, depending on what issues you have. In case you do, know that an art therapist is someone trained in both aspects of therapy and art combined. Think of it as choosing a proper mentor as opposed to a therapist.
Stress Free Creation:
This aspect can help with becoming creative allowing relief from stress that has built up in your mind, and it also helps the same way physically. When a person keeps their emotions bottled up it allows that stress to build up in their subconscious. Using therapy as art can help with releasing all of that while becoming more and more creative at the same time. You’ll have something to focus on that is genuinely calm and stress free. This is even beneficial for someone who has high blood pressure. This is a tool for them to help with that if the cause of your high blood pressure is stress.
Ever needed a way to say what you think or feel and can’t put it into words? Using art as a way of expressing yourself can help get these things off your mind and express what you feel. You may feel the need to do this for a variety of reasons. When you express yourself using art, no matter what kind, it gives you a chance to vent so to speak to release anything that you have built up. This is also good for anyone who needs help in coming out of their shell. Music, drama, and writing are the main aspects of expression used in this case.
Using art as therapy can cause you to want to delve into a world of other types of art that can be inspiring in your lifestyle, or it can help you change your lifestyle for the better. In this case you’re focusing on art to further help you and inspire you to inspire others and help them break out of their shell. Art can give you hope in life, and give you a sense of purpose that’s positive, helping you erase the negative.
Art has been used in many cases with people who have mental issues or mental illnesses. When you properly use the term “art therapy” or “art psychotherapy” it refers to the process of helping these people when it comes to using art and creating it. Two aspects in art therapy are considered in this case. The creation of art and the symbolism behind it. The aspects above are used in this case also, but more delicately.
Creating art helps with any mental conflicts that the person is facing, and focusing on helping them release it. Music, and painting for example can be used to help with identifying internal and/or external conflicts and ways on resolving it. It can also benefit with identification, which can go hand in hand with internal and external conflicts.
Art can help in endless ways on a wide variety of things that can help a person be better with life and with themselves. It doesn’t apply to certain people but any and everyone. You can do anything you feel will help you with your issues, whether they are mental, physical, or emotional. Connecting with art, and using it as therapy can help you reconnect with life, and it can make you feel whole in areas where nothing else can. So if you’re someone who may scoff at the idea of art being used as therapy, give it a try. You never know how it may benefit you.