The Health Benefits Of Art Therapy

Art Activities for Stress Relief

Art Activities for Stress Relief

by Logan Ransley May 17, 2018

Many people who are artistically inclined say that the creation of their art is a wonderful stress reliever. In fact, the creation of art can provide a catharsis for difficult emotions, a distraction from stressful thoughts and experiences, and a chance to get into a state of "flow" that can be restorative in many ways.
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Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy and PTSD

Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy and PTSD

by Logan Ransley April 01, 2018

When I color during therapy, it creates a safe space for me to express painful feelings from my past. Coloring engages a different part of my brain that allows me to process my trauma in a different way. I can even talk about the most difficult memories of my sexual abuse without panicking.
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Top 4 Reasons Why Making Art Is The New Meditation

Top 4 Reasons Why Making Art Is The New Meditation

by Logan Ransley January 28, 2018

Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings.
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Art Therapy & Paint By Numbers Kits

Art Therapy & Paint By Numbers Kits

by Logan Ransley January 20, 2018

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, even for those who don't consider themselves artistically inclined. There are many reasons that art is a great stress relief tool, even for those who don't consider themselves to be artists.
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The History Of Paint By Numbers

The History Of Paint By Numbers

by Logan Ransley January 09, 2018

Who is the most exhibited artist in the world? The work of paint by numbers designer Dan Robbins has been displayed on more walls than that of any other artist. This was true in the past, is still true today and is most likely a record that will stand in the future.
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Creative Stress Reduction

Creative Stress Reduction

by Logan Ransley January 01, 2018

A recently published pilot study (Kaimal, Ray & Muniz, 2016) proposes that adults may experience a measurable reduction in their cortisol levels after a 45-minute art making session. Cortisol is often defined as a “stress hormone” that is correlated with levels of stress in the body and what is commonly known as the fight-or-flight response to threatening or dangerous events.
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