What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a specialized area of mental health that uses art materials and the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts.

What do you think? Do you know more about it?
It always seemed so interesting to me.

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It seems so interesting and I’ve heard lots of good things about it! I’d like to know more about the methods of art therapy but apparently there are a lot of different ones

@Artists Does anyone know more about art therapy?


I think any creative endeavor helps get you out of your own head whenever you need a distraction…crafts, making music videos, photography, etc.

When I was a moody teen, I would make detailed, gorgeous artwork because I would allow myself to remain focused on the piece rather than the drama that happened earlier that day.

It’s not a cure-all. Some people find more focus and peace through yoga (which I do on the rare occasion as well…youtube beginner yoga vids are great).


Agreed. It’s a great way to relax and focus your thoughts on something, and letting creativity of any kind simply flow through you.

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