Modern day life is extremely busy and as a result, extremely stressful. Maintaining a lifestyle with a healthy work-life balance is more difficult than ever and trying to stay in control can be a huge challenge for many Australians. Regardless of your profession, all workers are susceptible to work related stress and anxiety. Many people turn to medications or traditional therapies to treat these conditions, but there is another option – Art Therapy.
Art Therapy as a treatment for work related stress and anxiety
Under emotional turmoil, people feel pressurised, stressed and anxious. Just like physical therapy is helpful to recover from physical problems, there are many kinds of therapies which remedy stress, anxiety and other psychological problems. Art Therapy is one of the most effective tools for managing and overcoming work related stress and anxiety. Art Therapy acts as an outlet for these negative emotions and allows people to visualise and process these turbulent emotions. Being able to express and participate in these processes relieves stress and improves your mood. After undertaking Art Therapy, most people report that they are more attuned to their feelings and experience a greater sense of achievement and fulfilment.
Why Art Therapy works
Not all people can express themselves with writing or speech. For those people, Art Therapy is the perfect way for them to express themselves. Rather than words, they can portray their stress and anxiety using colours, sketches, paint and other art forms. Their artwork is formed by the emotions a person feels or holds inside. By creating a piece of art, they are creating a visual representation of their feelings. With ongoing therapy and the guidance of an art therapist, you can change these feelings to more positive feelings such as self-value, affection towards family members and your connection to the world.
Whether you feel burdened by the pressure to provide for your family or feel that you are failing to meet your own expectations, Art Therapy is a great way to help you overcome the stress and anxiety of working life. To book an Art Therapy session, contact us today. You are invited to a FREE 15-minute telephone conversation to determine whether Art Therapy may be useful for your mental health. We offer both face to face and Skype Art Therapy sessions.