Overcoming Stress With Art Therapy
Stress has become an unavoidable vice brought in by our hectic life.Stress results in both physical as well as mental ailments. Excessive stress or stress uncared for a long time may lead to serious health problems. People are becoming more and more aware these days and are finding out various ways to combat stress; everyone wishes to live a healthy and happy life.
Out of the various methods of combating stress a unique and novel method is to use Art Therapy. Art in any form; a literary composition, a piece of music composition, a painting or sculpture is used to deal with stress. It is an exciting means of dealing with stress.A person doesn’t need to be actually talented in art to carry out Art Therapy.
Art therapy gives the opportunity to experiment with art and in the process the person is able to give vent to his pent up tensions and anxieties. After an Art Therapy session people have reported to feel much lighter, happier and relaxed. It cleanses ones mind and heart.
Art therapy is not only a cleansing process but also creates awareness of the self thus making the individual much more equipped to deal with his/her problems once he/she recognizes them.Just a simple piece of art may elicit an internal mental process that may reveal inner conflicts and tensions that may have been hitherto unknown to the self itself.
No other form of Art can give so much freedom of expression.One may find it difficult to express himself through speech but finds it much easier to relate to Art therefore able to pour out internal conflicts in a much lucid manner.
Art Therapy helps to deal with anger, frustration and mood swings much more easily thus reducing the levels of stress to a great extent. One can find fun and excitement while doing Art Therapy thus adding spice to ones routine mundane life.Art Therapy is easy to carry out; no rules, no time specifications, can be done by anybody at any hour of the day, at home or during office breaks.
The best thing about Art therapy is that one can again find the child within himself; splashing and playing with colors with absolute freedom just as a child does and hence he can feel as free and happy as a child once again!