Triangles and Mental Health and Art Therapy

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Flying triangles for today. Ready to print and colour. Great for the mental health. Well, who knows if flying triangles in particular are great for your mental health, or anyone else’s.

Art therapy is surprisingly effective for a range of things, such as depression, anxiety, stress (remember colouring helped with my healing from post-traumatic stress), addictions, and as a rehab exercise for physical or intellectual disabilities, brain injury and eating disorders. While I was looking around, I found this cool badge at the Art Therapy blog. There’s lots of info there on art therapy, if you are interested in that sort of thing.

The child art therapy posts touched my heart.

There’s tonnes of info on how art therapy can help people live mentally healthier lives, under the topic “Mental Health & Art Therapy.

Years ago, I heard about art therapy and thought of studying it, except it wasn’t available here. There is a Masters degree for it now, which sits on top of a Master of Fine Art degree of some sort. I think I will settle for making colouring pictures for people to colour in! Blogging is therapeutic too, what do you reckon?

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“A colouring book in every home.”

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10 thoughts on “Triangles and Mental Health and Art Therapy

  1. I could do that I suppose. Whatever you do, don’t google “Adult colouring pages”…. 🙂
    I did this once when looking for colouring stuff for our clients and it was certainly eye opening.
    We did find a wonderful resource of a lady in Byron Bay who paints and actually created colouring books from some of her paintings. They are truly beautiful 🙂

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    1. I would love to see the paintings of the lady in Byron Bay, and see how she created her colouring pictures.
      I have AdBlock which doesn’t allow horrible adverts show up, and when I found the adult colouring book search on Google I thought it would be a great place to advertise. (There were no ads at all, and only nice search results!) Then Google Adwords told me I would have to declare my site R18 if I wanted to advertise there! What a laugh. 🙂
      I hope you are feeling better today by the way. 🙂

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      1. Why thank you 🙂 I bought a couple of colouring books for the grandchildren today and made my daughter laugh when I told her that I was thinking of keeping one for myself. It is filled with the most delightful patterns. 😉

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      2. I am wanting to do some advertising to promote colouring as a normal and healthy activity for adults. The words “colouring book” seem to conjure up an image of a small child colouring a thickly outlined Jumbo-sized elephant with pink wax crayons… at least that’s what happens in my mind. When actually there are a huge range of colouring books available for adults, and the therapeutic value of them is great. Somehow the picture of a healthy creative adult colouring something peaceful and amazing needs to work its way into the collective consciousness of human society. Perhaps post a photo of your colouring efforts to spread the colouring contagion! 😀 Delightful patterns are very satisfying to colour, I reckon. 🙂

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    1. So funny. I like the feel of colouring on paper, the sound of the pencil scribbling. It isn’t quite the same with the computer pencil. Have to hold it differently and all that.
      I wonder sometimes if anyone colours my pics on their computer screen rather than on paper!

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