前言 Intro

視覺藝術的語言——色彩、形狀、線條和圖像——能向我們表達文字所無法表達的部分。藝術療癒是一種使用非口語的藝術語言形式,幫助個人獲致成長、覺察及轉變,也是連結內在——想法、感受和期待——和外在真實及生活經驗的方式。

許多人發現藝術創作可以舒緩及減少壓力,是一種可以跳脫混亂情境或生活問題的方式。不管是身心壓力大的人或是擁有健康快樂心態的朋友們,藝術療癒都適合於每個人。它不僅提升人們的生活品質,也是一種有效的溝通形式的想法;可促進成長、自我表現、情緒修補、矛盾解決和轉變。

本單元的自我探索;藝術療癒課程裡面提供你理解藝術療癒領域的觀點,解釋藝術創作在個人成長、覺察和轉變的重要性,這將會告訴你藝術療癒是什麼、來自哪裡、以及藝術療癒為什麼是認識自我的有力方式。

因為藝術療癒是行動導向、自我探索和成長的體驗模式,因此,很重要的是,不只透過這裡提供的課程經歷,更要透過個人去體驗。如果你能積極參與體驗模式,透過學習簡單的圖畫、彩繪和拼貼活動以表現自我藝術的療癒潛能,將讓我所描述的藝術療癒更具有意義。

我所學到的藝術創作的療癒性益處,有部份來自於閱讀、另一部份則透過我個人的藝術創作。以我個人的藝術創作教育作為療癒的經驗,使我更能體會藝術療癒幫助人轉變與修復生命的特質。

Art therapy, defined as “a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication,” revolves around this principle of art’s immense power. Open to children and adults of any background and experience, the still-evolving field explores modes of expression, understanding and healing that occur when paint touches canvas or papers.

In this session, warm-ups can be considered “mental stretching.” Participants become familiar with drawing, self-expression and communication with others. The warm-ups are relatively simple and provide an almost guaranteed successful outcome, which increases self-esteem and makes it more likely that the participants will feel comfortable and share issues and concerns. These brief techniques will pave the way for participants to become involved and focused on longer, more introspective art therapy groups. The goal is to help individuals learn to think in the abstract and become comfortable with self-expression and self-exploration.

Drawing, Painting, collage work, and creative expression, which are the main methods of expression during these warm-ups, have a multitude of benefits including:

  • Creative expression of ideas, feelings, problems and concerns
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Increase feelings of calm and well-being
  • Increased self-esteem, self-awareness and mindfulness

 

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This blog is not intended to diagnose or treat any mental health conditions. All interventions and ideas should be used by qualified individuals within the appropriate bounds of their educations, experience, training and scope of practice. Information presented in this blog does not replace professional training in mental health, psychotherapy, counselling, art therapy, or play therapy.

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