Art therapy, art making and stress reduction

Posted 5/18/2020

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Studies have shown the benefits of art therapy – nearly 75% of the participants had lower cortisol levels after art making than at the start of the session. According to Elisabeth Scott, MS “While art therapy is its own field, you can also use self-directed art to express your creative side, reduce stress, and get in touch with your feelings. Most of us understood the power of art instinctively as kids: Virtually all children know the joys of sculpting something with play-dough, painting something with fingers, or drawing with crayons and other materials.” There are many reasons that art is a great stress relief tool, even for those who don’t consider themselves artistically inclined. 

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