Although medical care is crucial to survival, research shows it’s equally important to take care of your mental health and emotional well-being. Discover how new forms of creative therapy can make a positive difference in children and adults.
ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY
Pets have been found to provide comfort, friendship, and happiness to those suffering from depression and anxiety.
An art therapist facilitates this therapy by focusing on artwork to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conﬂict, and develop self-awareness. Activities may include drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Imagination and creative visualization are key in this form of healing, which encourages people to express themselves through different types of play, including storytelling, role-playing, and toys.
This approach can help address psychological and behavioral needs through music by providing a form of communication to those who ﬁnd it difﬁcult to express themselves with words.
Expressing yourself to others who share similar feelings is a great way to connect with people. Join a discussion through a community support group or online forum.