A CREATIVE ODYSSEY TO HEALING AND SELF DISCOVERY
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In a world where stress and mental health concerns are prevalent, the practice of art therapy has emerged as a powerful means of healing and self-discovery. This article explores the transformative potential of art therapy as a form of psychotherapy that employs creative expression to address emotional struggles and promote well-being. Unlike traditional talk therapy, art therapy allows individuals to communicate through visual art, providing a safe space to explore complex emotions and inner conflicts. Through artistic creation, individuals delve into their subconscious, guided by trained art therapists who interpret the symbolism within the artwork. Research highlights its therapeutic impact, reducing stress, enhancing emotional resilience, and fostering empowerment. Art therapy is practiced in diverse settings, benefiting populations from children with developmental disabilities to trauma survivors. It serves as a tool for personal growth and self-exploration, contributing to mindfulness and relaxation. As the importance of mental health gains global recognition, art therapy is expected to integrate more comprehensively into mainstream treatments, offering profound hope in navigating the complexities of the human experience. Art therapy underscores the enduring power of creativity and self-expression, providing a dynamic platform for healing and personal growth.
[Aarushi Purohit (2023); A CREATIVE ODYSSEY TO HEALING AND SELF DISCOVERY Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Oct). 795-796] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/17769
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/17769
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