Time for a little rest and relaxation. Art can be therapeutic for its relaxing and meditative benefits and as a creative outlet. Art therapy can also be a useful tool for reaching the nonverbal feelings and ideas that might be troubling or exciting you - but wordlessly.
There are two main types of art therapy.
The "art therapist" ideally has training in clinical therapy and in art techniques, when there is a goal to access nonverbal feelings and issues. Strong emotions can be generated by the process of creation and it can be helpful to have a counselor to share them with and help process them from the eyes of an adult rather than what might have been the eyes of a child in a fearful situation trying to make sense of what they had no words to explain at the time.
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One of the earliest books regarding art and emotion was written to help encourage people who had been told too often that they couldn’t draw or weren’t an artist to pick up a pencil and try anyway - try drawing without looking at the paper.
Taking the eyes out of the way, so to speak, can help the mind relax and let the fingers and brain explore the curves and empty spaces that are present instead of overthinking about what things “should” look like. Perspective plays games with our eyes and things don’t always look the same when seen from different angles.