Art for healing

art of healing
The Doctors at Aepios
Mental Health

What role does art play in our lives? So many of us hang art on our walls as decoration but never really get to experience it. Creating art, as well as experiencing art of healing, can help improve mood.

Research studies have been conducted using neuroimaging to visualize the brain’s response to seeing artwork. Similarly, studies have been done on the effect creating art has on a person’s mood. Many find that they are able to express themselves better in the art. They create, as compared to when they try to express themselves with speech.

One amazing thing about art is that it lets you express yourself and externalize your feelings. It provides an outlet for stress, increases self-awareness. It activates the brain’s pleasure centers, and increases confidence.

Patients who suffer from conditions requiring rehabilitation are often provide the option of art healing therapy due to its positive effects. Sometimes, when you feel like you’re in a slump, simply putting a paintbrush on canvas can help you forget your problems and give you an escape. Contact us if you have any query.

About the Author

Christina DeSerio

In addition to her role as the CEO of Aepios, Christina holds an advanced degree in neuroscience with extensive training in vision science, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive and developmental psychology. Having worked with some of the most elite labs in the country, her aim is to apply this acquired knowledge to make a positive impact on the world through research, service, and activism. Numerous studies have shown that the brain is highly adaptable and changeable, and that simply knowing this fact can improve the recovery process. She hopes that by sharing some of the research she has come across in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, she can spur compassion, healing, and recovery.

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