What are the benefits of doing an Art Therapy Workshop?

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

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Art therapy help you tap into your inner thoughts, feelings and experiences. Combined with talk therapy, it can help people deal with strong emotions like fear and failure, increase self-awareness and self-worth and decrease stress and anxiety.

Overall human health encompasses many aspects, and positive health outcomes involve integrated mental, physical, social/emotional and environmental approaches. Art therapy is one approach that has proven to benefit both mental and physical health.

The benefits of art therapy

  • Helped reduce pain, decrease symptoms of stress and improve quality of life.
  • Improved ability to deal with emotional and physical pain.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Stimulated mental function.
  • Indicated a reduction in depression.

Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits. And anyone can do art.

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Author: LifeArt School

Leonie has been painting for 30 years. she has a degree in Art as well as a Teaching diploma. Her dream has always been to help other reach their full potential, in art as well as in daily life. LifeArt School has been in operation since 2004 and has managed to help various students become full time artists. Leonie is also a well know local and international artist. She paints three days a week and her work is available in various galleries.