How do you cope with stress?
Psychologists use expressive arts therapy in many settings to help people explore difficult issues in their lives.
Art, music, and dance are forms of creative expression that can help you process and cope with emotional issues, including depression. Expressive therapy goes beyond traditional talk therapy. It focuses on creative outlets as a means of expression. This therapy can be especially helpful for people who find it difficult to talk about their thoughts and emotions.
Expressive therapy can include various forms of artistic expression. This can include:
writing and storytelling
In expressive therapy, the therapist encourages you to use these arts to communicate about emotions and life events. These are often subjects that you may find difficult to put into words.
@Christine, thank you so much for sharing your insight with me! Being more specific can certainly help, and I think that's a valid point. While taking your advice into consideration, this specific question was meant to remain open to solicit an array of engagement and answers from the community. We are curious to hear from all community members so that no matter what stage they may be in, they are open to sharing their experiences and perspective within the forum. We'll be sure to keep this in mind for future forums, thanks so much, Christine!
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