10 best art therapy techniques to de-stress your mind


Are you feeling emotionally tired and exhausted? Do you often feel suffocated to the point of wanting to explode? Are incessant thunderous thoughts affecting your productivity at work? So it is high time that we introduced you to Art Therapy, one of the most wonderful miracles in science.

This form of therapy works like magic, making the best use of color and your imagination. Do you know that each color represents a different feeling, a different emotion? The psychology of colors is truly fascinating. And when you apply this science in the form of therapy, it exhibits superb healing power and acts as a medicine for your mind and soul.

Here are 10 extremely useful art therapy techniques that I have found stimulating and refreshing. Make these activities part of your daily routine and feel the change yourself.

1. Create your own greeting cards: The art of making your own greeting cards has simply disappeared from society. Do you remember giving our whole heart and designing cards with pure authenticity? Revive this lost tradition by making and painting your own cards on different occasions. Whether it’s Christmas, Diwali, Birthday, Eid, or a simple congratulations or thank you message, stop spending your money on shopping cards. The ones you make yourself will be cherished for longer and have a kinder impact.

2. The miracles of scrapbooks: Do you have an undying love for a fandom or a whole stack of graduation photos? Buy an album and be even more creative with it. Add stickers, paint beautiful covers, and add cool captions for everything. This is sure to take your mind off things for a while and give you peace of mind.

Scrapbooking therapy

3. Digital collages: If you run out of supplies or don’t trust your crafts, you can use your computer for a digital collage. There are many programs available for this purpose, so choose what works for you. It’s a great way to collect unforgettable memories.

Digital collages

4. Draw to the rhythm of your ears: Plug in your headphones, turn on your favorite piece of music, and listen to it with full focus. Take a paper and a pen and start drawing how you feel. You don’t have to be special about your doodle; just draw what the rhythms make you feel. It can be a beautiful natural scene or just a few hearts or wavy lines. It helps to evacuate.

5. Explore the chalk area: Chalk isn’t just for kids, trust me on that. You can create a few objects and then just delete them. It’s a great way to release bottled up emotions and get rid of unwanted negativities. Color your thoughts with chalk and feel the change in your moods.

6. The artistic heart: On countless websites I have come across this unique technique. Draw a heart first, then fill it with your emotions. Your goal is to map your heart. It is a big step towards art therapy because your heart is the source of all emotions. Fill the heart with colors or your desires or your dreams. You can also find photos and get a little more creative!

Heart card

7. Finger painting: You are never too young to paint with your finger. If you are a big fan of contemporary art, discover Irish Scott’s pain online. His unwavering talent for finger painting is so calming to watch. I tried this technique myself and really liked it. Trust your fingers and let them do their magic.

Geisha- Irish Scott (Finger painting)

8. Keep it simple with lines, shapes and patterns: Stress can be best represented with lines, shapes and patterns. Keep it dark and let your negative emotions flow with the help of lines. Another tip is to just turn off all the lights in your room and start drawing lines. Do you have this sudden urge to draw patterns? Make the most of it this way and you will be amazed at the results.

Line shape patterns

9. Say hello to Zentangle: Zentangle is probably the best art therapy technique there is. While this is appropriate therapy and should be taught by a teacher, you can try it out for yourself by looking at the basics here. It uses curved lines and scribbles and then moves on to tangles and lots of shapes and patterns. This creates a Zentangle. Please experiment with the colors; he produces excellent masterpieces.


10. The special box: Have you ever had someone in your life who gave you a lot of memories and just simply passed away? Now you are stuck in the midst of the chaos of their presence and absence. Its good. You must forgive them and yourself. Make a special box and call it your forgiveness box. Add the person’s name to this box and draw calming pictures or write wonderful words. This will help you lessen negative emotions towards that person. You can make a special keepsake box for any loved one you have lost.

Remember that art therapy is your friend in times of distress. Art therapy will help you navigate your way into the good old healthy days and regain your peace of mind. Keep the smile!


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