I’ve always loved art. Looking at interesting, unique, beautiful-in-their-own-way images and objects always has made me feel alive and happy. As a child and teen, I also loved drawing, painting and creating everything from collages to greeting cards. And I loved losing myself in the work.
So I was excited to learn more about art therapy, where clients create their own art to help them express emotions, better understand themselves and grow in general.
In her book, The Art Therapy Sourcebook, art therapist Cathy A. Malchiodi describes various exercises that readers can try at home. Below are three that I found especially helpful.
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