Art therapy is a form of therapy predicated on the belief that artistic expression has the power to help us in healing, relaxation or simply in chilling out. They require no artistic background — in fact, the art is less about the final product, and more about the transformation that occurs along the way.
If you’re like most adults, you probably don’t express yourself with art as you did when you were a kid. You may not think you’re any “good” at creating art, or you may not think it’s worth your time, but art is actually a valuable pastime. There are many reasons that art is a great stress relief tool, even for those who don’t consider themselves artistically inclined. Whether you could give Vincent Van Gough a run for his money or can barely draw a circle, art is a fantastic way to reduce stress.
Results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association found that just 45 minutes of creative activity can reduce your stress, regardless of artistic experience or talent.
Have you ever been so engrossed in an activity to the point of being in a near-meditative state? If so, you might have been experiencing what positive psychologists refer to as flow. Similar to meditation, flow can lead to lower stress levels. Here, at MentCouch, we encourage everyone to take a time out from their daily life and emerge in a journey of self-expression or flow with our specifically designed expressive art therapies. IT IS FOR EVERYONE!
If you feel like bringing your friends or family along, you are more than welcome to do so. If you want to do it in complete solitude, it is your call. Our expert psychologists will guide the process and let you be.
If you want us to arrange an “art & bonding” session for a group of friends/colleagues, just get in touch. It is a low-cost way to bring your team/friends closer together and reduce workplace/general stress.