I've been asked by many people, why Create Your Wellness? I have noticed in many of my students that they feel relaxed after an art class with me. Art is a wonderful way to express yourself, explore your emotions, and enhance your well-being. There are many ways that art can help your mental and physical health, such as:
Art can lower your anxiety and stress levels. Creating or viewing art can calm your mind and help you relax. Art can also distract you from negative thoughts and feelings, and give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Art can boost your creativity and problem-solving skills. Art can stimulate your imagination and help you think outside the box. Art can also improve your cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention, and reasoning.
Art can help you cope with trauma and emotional pain. Art can provide a safe outlet for expressing your feelings and experiences that are hard to put into words. Art can also help you heal from wounds and rebuild your identity.
Art can improve your physical health and well-being. Art can enhance your immune system, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. Art can also help you manage chronic conditions, such as depression, anxiety, cancer, and dementia.
As you can see, art is not only enjoyable, but also beneficial for your health. You don’t have to be a professional artist to reap the rewards of art. You can try any form of art that appeals to you, such as drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing, or playing an instrument. You can also appreciate the art of others by visiting museums, galleries, concerts, or theaters. Whatever you choose, art can enrich your life and make you happier and healthier.
The picture below shows one of my students working on a rectangular painting on canvas that she
is planning to hang on the walls of her home. She is so excited that I have helped her work on the acrylic painting, and in some cases worked alongside her, in order to guide, demonstrate, suggest that we take a break, and as Samantha would say, "Sit back and enjoy a cup of tea," as we share her success so far. Indeed, if you want a painting for that wall of your home, why not consult with me and plan a mutual project. Imagine your joy and satisfaction when you show your painting to your friends and say, "I did that!"
Yes, your home design can be worked into your class, as you learn new skills that can be immediately used to enhance your home!
Therapeutic art is a form of art therapy that uses the creative process and artistic techniques to help people improve their mental and physical health. Therapeutic art can help people express their emotions, cope with stress, heal from trauma, and enhance their well-being.
Therapeutic art is not the same as traditional art therapy, which requires a trained and certified art therapist to guide the client through the therapy process.
Some examples of therapeutic art activities are:
Collage: You can use magazines, newspapers, photos, or any other materials to create a collage that reflects your feelings, thoughts, or goals. You can also use collage to explore different aspects of your identity, such as your values, strengths, or roles.
Coloring: You can use coloring books, mandalas, or your own drawings to color in different patterns and shapes. Coloring can help you relax, focus, and meditate. You can also use different colors to express your mood or emotions.
Doodling: You can use a pen, pencil, or marker to draw whatever comes to your mind. Doodling can help you unleash your creativity, reduce stress, and improve your memory. You can also use doodling to brainstorm ideas or solve problems.
Painting: You can use watercolors, acrylics, oils, or any other paints to create a painting that represents your inner world. Painting can help you explore your imagination, communicate your feelings, and release negative emotions. You can also use painting to experiment with different styles or techniques.
Sculpting: You can use clay, paper mache, or any other materials to create a sculpture that depicts something meaningful to you. Sculpting can help you express your personality, shape your reality, and transform your pain. You can also use sculpting to make something useful or beautiful.
The example above, demonstrates that an artist or art student doesn't have to produce a photographic reproduction. The gentle curves in the picture and the use of colours allows me to relax, take a deep breath and let out a sigh of satisfaction. When working with art, just sit back and allow yourself to stop, sit back, let out a deep breath and enjoy what you have created.
My Therapeutic Classes are private, start with a planning session with my student, and then we schedule, I would recommend 6 to 7 classes, to work with your plan.
Also, give yourself permission to sit back and enjoy your work, finished or unfinished.