Creating art is a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself while cultivating new skills for navigating life. Author Leah Guzman, a board-certified art therapist and mixed media artist, has put together simple yet powerful art therapy exercises drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy methods. You’ll express your thoughts and emotions by creating art pieces using a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, and sculpting.You don’t need to be an artist to create art, and no experience is necessary.
If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or PTSD, Essential Art Therapy Exercises will inspire you to practice mindfulness and self-compassion using:Healing art therapy exercises—Making art is both creative and liberating. 75 art therapy activities provide outlets for self-expression and tools for coping with mood and personality disorders.Supportive, inspiring prompts—Every project lists an explanation of its purpose and potential outcomes, how long it will take, and what materials you’ll need.