Draw out your feelings
Art is now used as therapy. It is used to help you overcome your fears and joys, anxiety and guilt and every other feeling that makes you unhappy. It is especially beneficial because when you are done with this activity you have something tangible to show for it.Through art, you can express yourself without talking or saying what you are thinking. It is a way of understanding yourself and the environment you are in better.
Expressive art is any form of dance, writing, visual arts, drama, music or any other creative
outlet. They help an individual develop and grow. They reduce stress levels and anxiety. It improves self-awareness and self-esteem, strengthens relationships and advances social skills. It helps children, and adults, deal with negative situations, disabilities and trauma.
Expressive art is particularly helpful in children with special needs. By allowing them to express themselves through art they can show their personality and bring attention to their strengths.
Here are some suggestions to get over certain situations and also solve the shuffle puzzle.
If someone has hurt you or you regret something, make a card. Reflect on the incident, how you feel, and what you would like to tell the person who hurt or upset you. Draw your emotion on one side of the card and on the other write down what you would say to the
Get yourself a blank notebook, some markers and coloured pencils, magazines and newspapers. Find pictures and images that can help you calm down and begin to create your panic book. You do not need to finish your book in one session but can carry it over for several days or months. This is a resource to help you distract yourself and focus on
something else to calm yourself.
Do you get anxious? Especially during exam time? Then it’s time to start setting things right.
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. When your breathing is regular turn your thoughts to anxiety. Reflect on the idea of anxiety. If you could visualise it, what would it look like? Does it have hands or legs, face or head…Now give shape to your anxiety. Draw
and colour it as you wish and try to journal your feelings.