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Review Papers | Psychology Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
Art Therapy: Coping Mechanism for Anxiety
Tamanna Borah  | Dr. Nidhi Roy Choudhury
Abstract: "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."-Pablo Picasso. "The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech. "-Vincent van Gogh. "What is art?" is a question that philosophers, authors, musicians, and visual artists of many mediums have pondered for a long time, many has described it as a way of expressing their feelings whereas some use art as a way of communication to others while spreading awareness through posters, pamphlets, etc. Art can be anything, it has no limits. The mere step of creating a picture can sometimes be beneficial in terms of reducing anxiety. Coloring mandalas and using them as a kind of meditation is a common way to do this. Art has been employed as a kind of destressing and relaxation in the context of mental health, particularly when it comes to anxiety. It has been discovered that Mandala creating and coloring aid to soothe a person with anxiety. This type of art therapy is becoming increasingly popular among both adults and children. Art therapy, as we all know, empowers anyone to express oneself aesthetically rather than verbally. When a client is catastrophizing, verbal expression can be challenging. Feelings of overwhelm can make verbal communication difficult, negatively impacting the client's sense of their ability to manage their feelings and ideas. Individuals who experience anxiety have been demonstrated to benefit greatly from art therapy. Comprehending art therapy and the research that surrounds it illustrates that this complementary treatment option has benefited people of all ages and backgrounds. Art therapy can help people overcome anxiety by allowing them to relax, express themselves, and become more self-aware. Art therapy, when used as part of a full treatment plan, can be a genuinely transforming therapeutic option for people struggling with Anxiety.
Keywords: Art, Anxiety, Mandala, Art Therapy, Art analysis, Stress, Anxiety management plan
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 1195 - 1201