it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see- Henry David Thoreau We have ascertained by reading many studies on how effective color and art therapy is. There is something about the harmony of colors and a subconscious need to express our pain, confusion and questions on to a blank paper hoping that we get our answers and, in the process, heal ourselves. I have dug out five questions about the benefits of art therapy and how they impact and, in many ways, change our lives.
What then are the benefits of Art therapy
- Improve Self-Management.
- Alleviate Symptoms of Depression.
- Improve Communication Skills.
- Address Past Traumas.
· Reduce Stress.
· Improve Problem-Solving Skills.
· Build Self-Esteem.
· Mitigate Symptoms.
An excerpt into the advent of Art therapy and notable writers that created an impact. Is as follows.