The American Journal of Public Health published a review titled, "The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health
" in 2010. (Click here
to read a Cliff's notes summary on Huffington Post). Basically, it outlines how science has proven that art is therapeutic. I'm sure many of us can relate to this in our own lives. How many times have you listened to music to help you relax, or just put you in a better mood? Or have you gone out dancing and gone home realizing you should probably dance more since it makes you feel so good?
I know that for many years, I felt a complete imbalance in my life having stifled the creative side for so long as life simply just got in the way. When I was finally able to start a business that involved me painting pretty much all the time, I found an enhanced sense of being, and just felt much more balanced as a person.
Creative engagement decreased the stress and anxiety in my life and improved my quality of life as a whole. Plain and simple: "The more we understand the relationship between creative expression and healing, the more we will discover the healing power of the arts."
Leave a comment