“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” Those are the words of writer, William Arthur Ward. And I’m going to be so daring as to do some caring by sharing.
Some time ago I received an email from a representative of nursingschools.net. He wanted to know if they could include chipur on their blog referral list. What could I say?
He wrote me a few days ago and said they’d just published a post on their blog that they’d like to share with chipur readers. (Well, that was nice of them!) I took a look and immediately put it on the posting schedule. The name of the piece is, 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul.
What’s Art Therapy?
Art therapy has a pretty self-descriptive title. But for the record, it’s a form of expressive therapy that incorporates the creative mechanics of making art to enhance one’s emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.
It’s all about the creative process in the artistic expression helping the individual resolve issues. And along the way she/he can manage – and develop – specific behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. Oh, and a bit of stress relief, self-esteem, and self-awareness work is accomplished, as well.
And the cool thing is, you don’t have to have any measure of artistic talent to derive benefit from the therapy.
100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul is a fabulous resource. The exercises are even categorized – Emotions, Relaxation, Happiness, Portraits, Trauma and Unhappiness, Collaging, Self, Gratitude, Inside the Mind, and Miscellaneous.
And each of the exercises features a link, which takes the reader to even more information regarding the work.
I’m glad my friend from nursingschools.net cared enough about chipur readers, and me, to share the article. Again, it’s a marvelous resource.
Be sure to check it out! Here’s the link to 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul.
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