Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Exercise Your Right Brain & Improve Your Life with Art Lessons from [Video Tour Included]*

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Connecting with the arts isn't just for art students. It can improve anyone's health and well being.

In Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity (, James Clear writes: "... the process of making art -- whether that be writing, painting, singing, dancing, or anything in between -- is good for you... There are both physical and mental benefits from creating art, expressing yourself in a tangible way, and sharing something with the world."

Behavorial psychologists have long idenfied these benefits of painting and drawing: Improved creativity, memory, communication skills, problem solving skills, stress relief, more positive emotions, release of hidden emotions, increase of emotional intelligence, better mobility, better observational skills.  In particular, the scholarly American Journal of Public Health summarizes its extensive review of the scientific literature on art & healing with this assertion: "Through creativity and imagination, we find our identity and our reservoir of healing. The more we understand the relationship between creative expression and healing, the more we will discover the healing power of the arts." (See The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature.)