Art therapist help clients release feelings and emotions through symbols and metaphors such as doodle therapy, colour therapy, etc. We consider art therapy as a language of the mind expressed through our fingers. Along this journey, we have our art therapists who help clients foster self-expression, work on coping skills and strengthen their sense of self. In order to enable these services, our therapists bring out the best of their knowledge and experience to provide unquestionable support to their participants. Therefore, raising mental health awareness through art in process.

Unplug: Loosen up to embrace the sacred scribble of the mind. While between those colourful lines, subscribe to your feelings and renew your perception. Be the real you!

unmute: Detox your mind by talking through your fingers. Speak the language of your thoughts to connect to your heart and feed your soul. Experience this beautiful journey

Kintsugi art for mindfulness

We all carry broken pieces in different ways. Hurting, healing, settling, affirming: Exactly the kind of experience our world needs now!

As a metaphor for personal development and healing, kintsugi is a powerful symbol and is becoming an increasingly popular theme in the world of wellbeing and psychology.

Oh, before I charm you with kintsugi, let me tell you what it means.

Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art of repairing something broken with gold. It thus makes the object stronger and more beautiful than before, accentuating its flaws. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique highlights the “scars” as a part of the design. The scars become what we exhibit, making us stronger and more beautiful than before. Kintsugi teaches us that through the process of repairing, we look within ourselves with mindfulness and heal. We use our past wounds to make ourselves stronger.

We learn a way of healing by turning our tears and the pain into our source of joy and growth. We cannot choose when or how adversity and trials come by, but we can choose how to use them. Adversities can get our life in line with a larger purpose for which we were meant to be.

There are numerous tools that enable this to us. Mindfulness and art used in combination can befriend and heal us emotionally speaking. Through artful creation, we can put the broken pieces back together to make our life radiant or resplendent.

Stay tuned to discover how to pick up the pieces and repair what you may have perceived to be damaged. Find out how to embrace your emotional scars and make them beautiful. They are proof that you have suffered; that you have lived. Let them remind you that you are strong.

Who are art therapists?

Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy. They are thoroughly informed about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural, and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art. These therapists use art in treatment, assessment, and research, and provide consultations.

Art therapists work with people of all ages and types: individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities. They provide services, individually and as part of teams, in settings that include mental health, rehabilitation, medical and forensic institutions; community outreach programs; wellness centers; schools; nursing homes; corporate structures; open studios, and independent practices.

We all agree that engaging in art-making has inherent healing effects. The therapeutic benefits of making art on your own are not the same as making it under the guidance of an art therapist.

Well, both are definitely beneficial. However, the outcome is different. Our therapists understand which art technique and mediums best address specific needs and goals of clients and then apply them strategically in treatment. A therapeutic relationship is established between our art therapist and our client for effective therapy.

They play an important role in channeling patients’ energies into art. With the guidance of our art therapist, clients increase insight, cope with stress, work through traumatic experiences, increase cognition, memory, and neurosensory abilities, improve interpersonal relationships, and achieve greater self-fulfillment. The aim here is to help clients understand, express, and address their inner conflicts.

Art therapists have a strong understanding of visual art as well as demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, and counseling skill in the comfort of the clients.

So, don’t hesitate to get the help of professionals (if in need), through the unplug to unmute programs.

Benefits of Art therapy

Art is inherently an enjoyable experience, which can be a powerful tool in a therapy setting. Over the decades, art therapy has been used mainly by mental health practitioners. It is practiced on patients ranging in age from the very young to the elderly, war veterans, prisoners, and people with diagnosed mental disorders.

This form of therapy has also moved outside of mental health facilities and into other community settings such as schools, shelters, nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, and halfway houses. The benefits of art therapy make it a valuable process for adults and young people during the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and disabilities.

It is considered a powerful weapon in preventing and battling and improving one’s well-being. Hence, the therapist uses patients’ free-form art expressions to encourage them to talk about their feelings and to begin to look to themselves for meaning and insight.

Most of us feel overwhelmed by the problems we face, by the pressures we deal with to succeed, and by the hectic world that exists around us. However, our therapy sessions help us pause and work at recognizing our strengths through self-expression. Therapists may also use a variety of art methods such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage to get a deeper insight into the minds of their clients.

Creative craft also helps increase the number of connections in the brain that impact memory, improve moods and expand vocabulary. Considering all these benefits, Canada recently (finally) became the first country that has allowed doctors to “prescribe art as therapy” to their patients.

The positive effects of art therapy, however, are not limited to people with illness but also to perfectly healthy people. By giving you a way to express yourself, therapists provide people an escape to a happier, serene reality.

After all art therapy is not about becoming a great artist. Rather, the art that is made may just be a few lines, a painting, a sculpture, or a picture, but it is a vehicle for you to find your own meaning and its connection to your life.

Body, mind, and art

Did you know: the oldest work of art dates back at least 430,000 years (which is particularly old, considering the modern human evolved 200,000 years ago).

So, if a capability and desire to create art existed prior to the evolution of the Homo sapien – the artist of the oldest artwork was a Homo erectus. There must be a reason that humans are drawn towards art. A real reason! Not because it’s pretty or fun to make. But a hypothesis-driven-scientifically-studied-and-proved-with-research-and-data kind of reason. Turns out that there is.

Often, we hear, “asking me not to create would be like asking me not to breathe”. This saying supports man’s innate need to constantly create. Our body and mind go through an evolutionary process during the creation process – be it composing a bit of music or creating a piece of art. Additionally, the mere presence of art produces quite some beneficial outcomes for our health. Viewing art can also be aesthetically pleasing or it may elicit a particular emotion or maybe even provoke an interesting thought.

There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence that proves art enhances brain functions. It has an impact on brain wave patterns and emotions, the nervous system, and can actually raise serotonin levels (a key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness). Studies have shown that expressing through art can help people with stress, depression, anxiety, or cancer, too. It also strengthens our problem-solving ability and increases our critical thinking skills.

The list of the perks of practicing art therapy can be a bigger list. By helping one set off the demons that keep haunting the minds, art therapy transcends barriers and limitations and goes straight to the heart of the matter.

Color psychology

It was ‘Isaac Newton’ who discovered that when pure light passes through a prism, it separates itself into a range of colors. Here, each color is made up of a single wavelength and cannot be split further into more colors. Hence, every color has its own identity and meaning. This enables, one to use them to influence people in different ways, although, perceptions of color are subjective to cultural contexts. However, some colors have a universal effect.

There is an aesthetic and psychological response involved to colors which influence art, fashion, commerce, and even physical and emotional sensation. Colors have shown to cause a definite physical and emotional reaction in humans and in some animals. For instance, prisons in Europe have started painting their walls pink in an effort to calm aggressive inmates. The effect of colors on an observer depends not only on the individual effects of the colors but also on the harmony of the colors combined and the composition of the pattern.

Different colors provoke different physiological responses. This means that colors could direct a person’s focus and attention. Amazingly researchers have also found that it can even change our heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration.

You might be thinking as to why do colors have any form of special meaning in the first place? Where do even they come from?

The answer, as suggested by psychologists lies both in “nature” and in “nurture. However, colors don’t have a universal meaning. Instead, they have different meanings in different contexts. For instance, in the context of transportation, yellow might make you slow down. Traffic signals, caution tape, yield signs might have built this meaning. In another context, yellow might provoke confidence, positivity, and hope. The context is the key.

There is no single right color palette. One has to just make sure to take advantage of the color psychology theory and put it to good use wherever required.

Emotional Healing

We all know to heal from emotional pain is more complicated than healing from physical pain. Our bodies make sure that we feel and repair physical pain. But our brains often try to push aside and avoid emotional pain. While it’s still there, most of us don’t allow ourselves to acknowledge and work through the emotional hurt we feel. From early on, society trains us to bury those feelings and insist on being strong and resilient. But we all have emotional pain, and it can’t heal by itself if we don’t choose to recognize and treat them properly.

“A Problem well-stated is a problem half-solved”

Healing is a cycle and as one completes one cycle of healing, they come back around to the beginning again. It’s the preparation phase all over again. As you come back to the beginning you assess what worked the last time and what didn’t. This preparation phase requires a belief, a devotion to healing, to the hope and vision one holds for the future. It is inside work, and it is often invisible. It is not always about the cheers you receive. More often it is the courage to take those slow awkward steps.

Well, beginnings start with hopes and fears, followed by a lot of attempts and failures – getting up and falling down. Of course, it starts with that one word, or one sentence sometimes repeated over and over again. Beginnings are not an event. Instead, they are a process, and during the process, you build the strength and gather enough knowledge to really know the problem you are dealing with and how you want to approach it.

‘Your success will actually depend upon how much you are willing to begin, again and again.’

It can make you feel unfair to find yourself at the beginning each time. It feels like all the previous work you did should have you starting higher on the mountain, and not down in the valley looking up. It’s ok to feel unfair to give up the wings and go back to being a caterpillar- crawling again. But it’s not the flight we’re after, but the courage to make the shift.

How to Relieve Stress with Art Therapy

Other than making random doodles in the margins of a page, if you’re like most adults, you probably don’t express yourself with art like you did when you were a kid. You may not think you’re any “good” at creating art, or you may not think it’s worth your time, but art is actually a valuable pastime. No wonder it stands to reason that creating art might also yield a few benefits. Researchers confirm that art also offers relief to adults seeking stress busters.

The cortisol level increases for both women and men but at the same time, testosterone decreases for men but increases for women in a stressful situation. Post art therapy sessions, the cortisol levels for participants had significantly decreased, again indicating an effect of art therapy. Hence, an increased heart rhythm, which is the indicator of anxiety and facilitated by physiological stress, can be reduced by art therapy.

On lowering the stress hormones, art therapy also helps one feel less pressure and pain in the chest, reduce headache, and help sleep easier. Additionally, it also strengthens self-conception and facilitates the growth of personality.

The effectiveness of art therapy, the stability, and the length of changes depend on man’s motivation, readiness to change, and psychological thinking. Hence, art therapy methods are adapted to cater to different groups, situations, and backgrounds. Our art therapists employ a flexible mode of thinking and actions appropriate for that specific individual.

Difference between therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist

For many people, the terms: therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist are used interchangeably — but they shouldn’t be. However, they all mean different things. But people in these professions strive for the same outcome: to improve people’s lives.

A therapist is a licensed medical professional who evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people with emotional and mental disorders. In treating diagnosed mental disorders and nervous disorders or other emotional issues, they apply psychological theories and psychotherapeutic techniques. A psychotherapist may be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or any other mental health professional, who has had further specialist training in psychotherapy.

Whereas, psychologists have the demanding yet rewarding job of studying cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors in people. It is important to note that they study extensively about psychology, and not medicine. Hence, they cannot, prescribe medications, nor can they perform medical procedures. Rather they are equipped to conduct psychological tests and psychotherapy.

On the other hand, psychiatrists are medical doctors, who prescribe medication. They diagnose mental disorders and focus on chemical imbalances in the brain. They also can assess both the mental and physical effects of a disorder, by considering a holistic approach taking into account physiological concerns, neurological symptoms, and psychiatric history along with other medical problems for complete treatment.

Psychiatrists and psychologists are two types of mental health professionals. While they have similarities, they play different roles in healthcare settings. Both treat a variety of mental health conditions, in their own ways. While psychologists focus on providing therapy, psychiatrists often use a mix of therapy and medication.

Is it time to get some help?

Most of us face mental health challenges at one point or another in our lifetime. Occasional grief, stress, and sadness are normal. But if it’s persistent or severe mental health challenges, it’s time to get help.

Help is available. Whether you are feeling unsafe or a situation begins to escalate into a crisis, reach for therapists. We also cater to providing different types of health care services, from a therapist to a psychologist.

Major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder rarely appear “out of the blue.” Most often family, friends, teachers, or individuals themselves begin to recognize small changes or a feeling that “something is not quite right” about their thinking, feelings, or behavior before an illness appears in its full-blown form. However, trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy.

Learning about developing symptoms, or early warning signs, and taking action can help. Early intervention can help reduce the severity of an illness. It may even be possible to delay or prevent a major mental illness altogether. However, each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following:

o Excessive worrying or fear

o Feeling excessively sad or low

o Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning

o Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria

o Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger

o Avoiding friends and social activities

o Difficulties understanding or relating to other people

o Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy

o Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite

o Changes in sex drive

o Difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which a person experiences and senses things that don’t exist in objective reality)

o Inability to perceive changes in one’s own feelings, behavior, or personality (”lack of insight” or anosognosia)

o Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs

o Multiple physical ailments without obvious causes (such as headaches, stomach aches, vague and ongoing “aches and pains”)

o Thinking about suicide

o Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress

o An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance.

While getting a diagnosis is just the first step; knowing your own preferences and goals is also important. Treatments for mental illness vary by diagnosis and by person. There’s no “one size fits all” treatment. Treatment options can depend on the client’s diagnosis and preference.

Art Therapy

When art is used as a therapeutic tool it is called art therapy. This approach uses creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves – their feelings and emotions. This art piece is later examined under the lens of psychology and emotions to peep into the person’s mind and thoughts. This form of therapy is essentially used for the purpose of healing, by addressing emotional issues.

While therapy and psychotherapy, have many benefits, the concept of art therapy has also proven to be successful in various ways that differ from traditional therapy practice. There are three main ways in which art therapy is employed. One is analytic art therapy, while the second is art psychotherapy. And the last way art therapy is looked through the lens of art as therapy.

Dwelling deeper: Analytic art therapy is based on the theories derived from analytical psychology/psychoanalysis. Here the focus is on the client, the therapist, and the ideas that are transferred between them through art. Whereas, art psychotherapy, focuses more on the therapist and their verbal analysis of the client’s artwork. However, the art therapists practicing art as therapy believe that analyzing the artwork verbally is not the ONLY objective. Therefore, there is more stress on the creation process of the art instead.

In all these different approaches to art therapy, our clients embark on the journey to delve into their inner thoughts and emotions. The use of tools such as paint, paper, pen, sand, clay, or even fabric enables them to do so.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is the Art of healing. It is a creative process facilitated by an art therapist and is subjective. It is a process where “psychology meets art”. Every time you create art, you take a picture in time. Art as therapy is used as a complementary treatment in many countries all over the world. It is a form of visual confession therefore, it heals you physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is a non-judgemental process of creating artwork. It is a safe expression through drawing recklessly, therefore making communication easy through symbolism as words are so hard to communicate in today’s world. It is scientifically proven as well.

It’s a safe practice as it does not involves any medication without professional consultation and prescription and can be practiced by kids as well to learn self-awareness. 

You can use art therapy in your daily life just to analyze your thoughts and be self-aware of your existence and mind.  We realize that mental health is the need of this hour and there are very few platforms that provide you that sense of security and comfort. Art is Preventive and Healing Process. It helps in unconscious critical thinking and challenges deepest rooted perception.

Breathing through Scribbles

ART THERAPY as a experience is all about being mindfull, self awarenes and self exploration.In our daily life we often forget to pause and listen to ourself.Our emotions and feelings in one day move from happy – to sad – to being indifferent – to anger- to smiling -to loneliness.Whats its doing to your attitude , behaviour and personality ? lets figure it out through ART.

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Scribbles are everywhere. On the side of the notebook, on the margins of papers, on benches, and on walls. We spontaneously scribble while talking on the phone or while in a meeting or even while listening to a lecture. Ever wondered why we make such heavy bunch of scribbles? Apparently, art therapy suggests that scribbling shapes as you please, can be a good way to de-stress the mind. The lines of these scribbles can contain coded emotions and psychological concepts. This unthreatening art allows one to express themselves and loosen up. Meanwhile, it is most essential to concentrate on breathing which enables the release of emotions. Conscious breathing opens up a new channel for energy, allowing us to just be and settle in sync with the present moment. Prepare yourself. The key here is not to get lost in the moment, while letting the pen flow across the page as they come. It is just you and the lines of scribbles at the moment. “Scribbles are the lianas of the forest of our selves. Clinging to them, the primate still in us frolics free.”

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While on a phone call your hands sometimes keep communicating scribbles on a random piece of paper. Since the conversation occupies conscious attention, the content appearing in the scribble becomes less controlled, preconscious material. This however, makes spontaneous scribbling a raw and honest expression of the unconscious mind. “The best way to describe scribbling is, it is a microphotograph of the procession we all carry inside us: Stripe without tiger. Frown without forehead. Larva of creation. Caricature of abstraction.” Now imagine scribbling consciously. Using it as a medium to vent out all those unexpressed thoughts and emotions, can help unwind the cognitive process. Incorporating mindful breathing in this process serves as an anchor. We can learn a lot from the natural rhythm, pace, and un-fussiness of how the breath continues its work, without making a big deal out of it.

Future Benefits
 

A few people find scribbling to help ease their burnouts and connect with the present. This activity could be similar to meditation, but one must be aware when the mind starts thinking about quotidian problems and gently change the direction. The knack here is not to think about anything and simply go with the flow. This art form is also supported by various neurological theories. It is proven that that scribbling could be used as a soothing technique for people who suffer from disorders. Patients suffering from depression, stress and anxiety have shown positive results on practising this art form. So, the next time someone looks down on your scribbles, you know what to tell them.

Animal Reincarnation

Let ART THERAPY give wings to your imagination! Discover your deepest thoughts that you might have never explored or voiced.

About the Therapy
 

The type of animal you scribble when asked to draw, speaks volumes about your current emotions and personality. From choosing the type of animal to using creativity to customize it with your imagination, there is freedom to draw. In the process of drawing, one puts on paper his inner world, an image of himself. The right way is to spend a moment thinking about yourself, your strengths and what you like about yourself. The animal you choose should be an embodiment of these qualities. However, it can be an imaginary animal if no animal fits. In this way one is asked to draw themselves as an animal by switching off the logics to emphasis on emotions and intentions. It sparks wide-ranging discussions that center on human psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, and others.

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Have you ever noticed that people tend to assume animal personalities? We talk of someone being a bear of a man or someone acting like a dog. People we don’t care for are sloths, or vultures. But why do you think there is such a strong correlation between human and animal behavior? Do you think these connections are coincidental, or is there more a simple explanation? The clue lies in nature’s need for diversity. Feeling connected to nature used to be the norm for humans. Animals have become a means to describe others’ character qualities. There is a natural emotional engagement with animals because we are intrigued and fascinated by them, which makes them of significant interest. Hence, reconnecting with our animal-self through a therapy process has emerged as a healing technique.

Future Benefits

Asking “what is your spirit animal?” is a natural extension of asking yourself “who are you?” — the most basic question known to man. This question can be a window into your mind, a guiding tool to explore deeper about a person’s psyche. Remember, these things take time, and creating art is an investment. Creating self-portrait can be more time consuming. Right now, many of us have been given some extra time. Hope you make the investment. Don’t forget to feel your feelings. Be brave. Be bold. Be amazing!

Self Portrait
This ART technique we focus on your “self esteem”.whats your perfect/ideal self . We focus on self acceptance and body image.whats in your control and whats not? But how can ART THERAPY help …..

About the Therapy
 

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” When we approach our body from a place of curiosity, it is more difficult to leap straight into the firepit of self-judgment. However, when studying and drawing ourselves, we engage our senses. This experience is different for how many of us are trained to respond and view ourselves. One may find that that this task will bring up a range of emotions, thoughts, and memories. The key here is to note down these sensations and thoughts as they arise. You could create a past, present and future portrait to explore emotions at different stages of your life, which can help you look to the future and think about the things you’d like to address to help you be the self you’d like to be. As Amy Bloom once wrote, ‘You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.’ The purpose of this art is to encourage one to reveal much more when taken beyond the bounds of this straightforward exercise.

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Self-portraiture is one such art form that can be a means of self-reflection and accepting the self. The basic idea with this type of art therapy is that the person communicates, through art, how one sees themselves. What would you like to be remembered for? How do you think others see you? What are your best qualities? Such specific questions are good to narrow down the focus of self-portrait. “Art can heal, yet to heal from art, one must paint autobiographically and authentically.” During a self-portrait session, we can start a dialogue between our thinking mind and our ‘gut’ to draw from an inexhaustible source of meanings, which must be expressed. Although it could be daunting to the inexperienced artist, try to let go of the idea that your portrait should be realistic.

Future Benefits

We create imaginary confines around ourselves that don’t actually exist. With the focus of actually creating ourselves we wanted to be, we find ourselves soft and open, vulnerable and dangerous, with strong roots hanging down, looking for soil. Therefore, self-portrait can be incredibly empowering. No matter the technique used, self-portraiture can facilitate the: identification of self, strengthening of a recovery identity, foreshadowing of a deeper level of recovery and/or potential for relapse or violence (toward self or others), grieving, processing of addiction, trauma, processes for self-soothing, affirmations, and self-love. Also, as a place to anchor positive visualizations for the future, it enables maximum amount of realistic freedom.

Colour Therapy

Do you ever wonder what all are you carrying inside your mind? Ever thought what if you could weigh each of those thoughts and feelings inside your mind and heart. Discover the emotions you carry in your day to day life and declutter your conscious through Art Therapy!

About the Therapy
 

We see colours all the time, but how often do you think about its effects? Do we even realize colors can be therapeutic and help in healing? Colors are known to have an effect on people with brain disorders or people with emotional troubles. Researchers suggest color therapy is based on the premise that different colors evoke different responses in people. Some colors are considered to be stimulating, whereas others may be soothing. Therefore, colors may impact one’s energy level, mood, appetite, emotions and even decision-making. However, the shades of colors used during the colour therapy session will vary depending upon the type of ailment you are trying to correct. Similar to other treatments, colour therapy begins by diagnosing the underlying cause of the mental or physical issue. Our therapists will also help you understand the importance of certain colours and how they can impact your daily life in terms of health, healing, inspiration and relaxation.

For Assessment
 

It is everywhere you look, if you pay attention. You are delighted in its marvels consciously and sub-consciously. The mode of delivery for color therapy, also called as Chromotherapy, relies on the delivery of light frequencies if color to the body. Usually, the light enters the eyes to get into our body or a color therapy equipment may be used. Typically, you look at the color for a few minutes and receive the therapeutic effects as light enters your eyes. That’s all there is to the delivery.

Future Benefits

After all human beings evolved to delight in vivid sunsets and rainbows, to enjoy the sensations awakened by particularly eye-catching color, and to decorate our spaces and ourselves with bright colors. When it comes to your mental health, there are different methods of color healing that tend to be more accessible. It’s easy to utilize the principles of color therapy everyday by playing with colors in our surroundings. Using this therapy can be as simple as dressing yourself in the colors you benefit from. You can also create art with colors that call out to you, through painting, drawing, or your favorite medium. Food is also a very powerful way to implement color therapy into your life. This will also serve as motivation to eat in more variety, and to eat healthier.

Abstract Colour Therapy

Did you ever think why “XYZ’ is your favourite color? What you feel of colour “XYZ” ? And maybe few months down the line its no more your favorite color? Excite your senses , enhance your mood , discover your dark side, understand the subconcious throuh ART THERAPY?

About the Therapy
 

We see colours all the time, but how often do you think about its effects? Do we even realize colors can be therapeutic and help in healing? Colors are known to have an effect on people with brain disorders or people with emotional troubles. Researchers suggest color therapy is based on the premise that different colors evoke different responses in people. Some colors are considered to be stimulating, whereas others may be soothing. Therefore, colors may impact one’s energy level, mood, appetite, emotions and even decision-making. However, the shades of colors used during the colour therapy session will vary depending upon the type of ailment you are trying to correct. Similar to other treatments, colour therapy begins by diagnosing the underlying cause of the mental or physical issue. Our therapists will also help you understand the importance of certain colours and how they can impact your daily life in terms of health, healing, inspiration and relaxation.

For Assessment
 

It is everywhere you look, if you pay attention. You are delighted in its marvels consciously and sub-consciously. The mode of delivery for color therapy, also called as Chromotherapy, relies on the delivery of light frequencies if color to the body. Usually, the light enters the eyes to get into our body or a color therapy equipment may be used. Typically, you look at the color for a few minutes and receive the therapeutic effects as light enters your eyes. That’s all there is to the delivery.

Future Benefits

After all human beings evolved to delight in vivid sunsets and rainbows, to enjoy the sensations awakened by particularly eye-catching color, and to decorate our spaces and ourselves with bright colors. When it comes to your mental health, there are different methods of color healing that tend to be more accessible. It’s easy to utilize the principles of color therapy everyday by playing with colors in our surroundings. Using this therapy can be as simple as dressing yourself in the colors you benefit from. You can also create art with colors that call out to you, through painting, drawing, or your favorite medium. Food is also a very powerful way to implement color therapy into your life. This will also serve as motivation to eat in more variety, and to eat healthier.

The One

Relationships -” its complicated ” . Your attraction or aversion to various personalities affects your relationships ? Who is ” the one” Lets see what the subconscious says about your relationship…​

About the Therapy
 

Drawing the one important person opens a window into the deep layers of the one’s personality, providing sudden insight into the deepest, innermost, most basic aspects of psychodynamics and personality functioning. During this process, one acknowledges the good, the bads, and the underlying emotions they hold for the person while trying to depict them on a paper. This helps in realising the underlying feelings held towards the person who is considered to have significant influence in their lives.

For Assessment
 

Drawing the one is a projective test used as a form of a therapy. There are several variations in this kind of drawing and each bring something to the surface. It is important that the psychologist note the order in which the child creates different elements of their drawing. Additionally, they should also indicate if the person erases anything, crosses something out, hesitates, etc. The hidden rules of the relationship that are not easily seen from the outside can be observed here. The humanistic potential of the technique encourages all kinds of people including those with disabilities to use the depiction of image to flush out emotions and impression over the other person. The key factor while interpreting such drawings is to rely on the author’s comments of the sketch.

Future Benefits

What is special about drawing that one person is that they convey a condensed emotional experience of either the family or any relationship shared – instead of a snapshot. These drawings compress emotional content, desires, fears, and memories related to the most significant people of people. During this process, the person gives shape to the tension of the experience dealt with.

Secret Window

What mask are you wearing today ? Does wearing a mask make you feel safer? Discovering through ART what is over powering – Your hidden self or true self ?

About the Therapy
 

Drawing the one important person opens a window into the deep layers of the one’s personality, providing sudden insight into the deepest, innermost, most basic aspects of psychodynamics and personality functioning. During this process, one acknowledges the good, the bads, and the underlying emotions they hold for the person while trying to depict them on a paper. This helps in realising the underlying feelings held towards the person who is considered to have significant influence in their lives.

For Assessment
 

Drawing the one is a projective test used as a form of a therapy. There are several variations in this kind of drawing and each bring something to the surface. It is important that the psychologist note the order in which the child creates different elements of their drawing. Additionally, they should also indicate if the person erases anything, crosses something out, hesitates, etc. The hidden rules of the relationship that are not easily seen from the outside can be observed here. The humanistic potential of the technique encourages all kinds of people including those with disabilities to use the depiction of image to flush out emotions and impression over the other person. The key factor while interpreting such drawings is to rely on the author’s comments of the sketch.

Future Benefits

What is special about drawing that one person is that they convey a condensed emotional experience of either the family or any relationship shared – instead of a snapshot. These drawings compress emotional content, desires, fears, and memories related to the most significant people of people. During this process, the person gives shape to the tension of the experience dealt with.

Art of Journling

Do you sometimes feel caught up in your mind about conflicting thoughts – Your deep desire ? Your wishes ? But what about what you love ? Your expectations . Lets explore the maze via ART THERAPY ….

About the Therapy
 

As you start your journaling practice, you’ll find yourself gradually feeling more present not only during your meditation sessions but in your daily life as well. The key here is to communicate in writing creatively and releasing unwanted feelings so that you can have more attention to what matters in your life. It gives us a chance to slow down, breathe, turn to a fresh page, and “get real” about what we’re thinking and feeling—also referred to, particularly in therapeutic settings, as expressive writing. However, everyone enjoys different aspects of journaling. You may explore various options and choosing the one that best suits you. For the starters you may try one with us. After all, one of the more effective acts of self-love is happily one of the cheapest. So, grab a pen and a book and join us.

For Assessment
 

What is it that comes to your mind first when you think of mindfulness? Is an afternoon spent on a meditation couch, focusing on your breath whilst listening to some soulful music? Or a moment spent centering yourself and watching your thoughts in a midst of a crisis? Well, mindfulness is all of those. But at the core, it’s about paying attention. The founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as follows, “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” And one of the most powerful tools in your mindfulness toolkit is something you may not have considered. A simple journal and pen! Beyond keeping your creative juices flowing, regular writing can give you a safe, cathartic release valve for the stresses of your daily life. The key, however, is to focus on what you are thinking and feeling as opposed to your emotions alone. Let me ask you.. when was the last time you really paid attention to the sound of birds singing outside in the morning? Or the feeling of warm sand between your toes at the beach? I am sure your mind was too busy brooding by itself while forgetting to live the moment.

Future Benefits

This expressive writing is of many types. One can choose whatever fits their needs. A few common types are, Gratitude journal, Dream journal, Self-reflective journal, Food journal, Travel journal. Although we refer here to writing, journaling is not only about putting words on paper. There is also art journaling which includes various forms such as Scrapbook journal, Doodle journal, Photo art journal, and a lot more. Meanwhile, it’s not just what you write about though. How you write plays a role as well. Researches show that journaling about stressful events helped deal with the events experienced. That is, you get the best benefits of journaling when you’re telling your personal story, not just writing about your feelings on their own. Hit the pause button to become self-aware and emotional heal while de-stressing your mind through journaling. If you had a journaling habit and stopped because life got in the way, remember—any day is a good day to get back into the habit.

Story Doodle

​Stress , Anxiety, discomfort, Problem solving, coping skills – Everyone’s talking about it ! Exploring art therapy as a catharsis experience . Lets see what is your symbolic stress – abstractly, and your imagination of being in it and doing it all.

About the Therapy
 

We are all born into stories. Since time immemorial and the days around the campfire, we have been telling stories. Some stories we carry with us about who we are and what is important for us and we build connections by re-telling these stories. It could be waiting to witness our dreams, and hopes or unable to get over a trauma. Some of our curious minds explore these stories, and our wonderfulness, with the act of drawing random patterns filled with vivid shapes and lines. We like to make sense of our lives by making up coherent stories, but sometimes there are gaps that cannot be filled, no matter how hard we try. That’s when doodles come in handy. They help fill these gaps, possibly by activating the brain’s “time travel machine”. Hence allowing it to find lost puzzle pieces of memories, bringing them to the present, and making the picture of our lives more whole again.

For Assessment
 

With this greater sense of self and meaning, we may be able to feel more relaxed and concentrate more. However, accuracy is not important here. It’s simply a case of noting how you feel and trying to express it through abstract marks on the page. However, the shapes and objects drawn, the color of ink used and the position of the scribble on the page can all provide clues into our state of mind, life outlook, motivations, and more.

Future Benefits

The ability to flex our imagination is one of the reasons why we have been making doodling ever since we were cave-dwellers. With doodling sequences making it into scenes/stories, we’re making serious decisions subconsciously about how to translate what we see in our mind onto the paper. This act of imagination is an act of survival. It prepares us to imagine possibilities and hopefully survive these possibilities. In other words, the act of doodling for documenting life stories, provides comfort to people, appeasing the stresses in the story. It helps relieve psychological agony, making it easier to attend to things.