Why Drawing is a Therapy
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
– Thomas Merton
Drawing and colouring is an effective healing therapy that enables the person to boost his/her creativity, relieve stress, and improve self-esteem.
In a 2010 research review about the connection between art and health, researchers said that art had positive effects on health and well-being. Art can help people find their identity, express their deep feeling, decrease blood pressure, and boost their skills.
Here is how drawing can help you:
1. Stress relief
Doing painting or art, in general, can help you from being overwhelmed and allows you to express negative emotions which relieve stress, clear your mind from unwanted thoughts, and help you fully focus on your drawing.
2. Strengthen the brain
In fact, the right side of the brain is responsible for creativity, while the left side is analytical. Therefore, when both sides of the brain work together they enable the person to strengthen the brain and boost innovation and creativity.
3. Enhance communication
When you’re drawing you’re creating a strong bond between images, words, and the message you want to transmit through your works. In other words, drawing helps you communicate your feelings and ideas that you might find difficult to express verbally.
4. Improve creativity
Drawing is an opportunity to explore your creative side which requires a wide imagination to come up with great ideas and visualize inner thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
5. Improve focus and memory
In addition, drawing and other artistic activities keep you focused and well-concentrated in creating your works because it keeps both hemispheres of the brain active.
6. Boost your mood
Another benefit of drawing is that it boosts positive emotions in the brain and creates feelings of accomplishment and happiness.
7. Have fun
Drawing, doodling, illustrating, or colouring is also a great opportunity to enjoy being creative and boost self-esteem. You don’t need to be a professional artist just take a pencil and paper and unleash the potential in you.