To benefit from art therapy, you don't have to be an artist.
Here are some art therapy activities you can do at home to improve your mental health.
Art's importance as a medium for addressing and expressing our emotions is neglected. You don't have to be a talented artist to benefit from art therapy. The majority of people believe that art therapy is not appropriate for them due to a lack of artistic skills.
1. Turn a journal entry into a work of art by drawing your mood or giving your fear a shape, texture, or colour. By communicating your innermost feelings, you can increase your metacognitive awareness and make your thinking visible.
2. Try a no-tool painting technique by making impressions with your fingers, hands, or feet, or by simply blowing, splashing, or dripping paint. Get the chaos in your head down on paper to help you cope with life's stresses.
3. Increase your creativity by drawing with your non-dominant hand, unlearning your style, and strengthening connections between the hemispheres of your brain.
4. Using scissors to paint is similar to collaging your difficult emotions with paper and magazine cutouts, and it's about processing that unspoken emotion.
5. With spontaneous doodles appearing from the top of your head, automatic drawing is a sure-fire stress reliever.
6. Zen-doodling is an excellent way to cope with anxiety. Practice mindfulness, tune out outside noises, and clear your mind of clutter.
Hope these tips will help you. You can also share this with someone who might need a break from their busy life!