Therapeutic Drawing in Lung Patients
Therapeutic drawing involves the use of expressive art to promote health and wellness. It is based on the belief that self-expression can help us resolve inner conflicts and problems, manage behavior, lessen stress, and increase our self-awareness.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
Art therapy combines psychological therapy with art-making, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and clay modeling, to help people manage stress and express themselves without verbal communication.
HOW ARE LUNG DISEASES LIKELY TO AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH ?
Lung disorders often are associated with stress, anxiety regarding one’s condition, prognosis and a common byproduct is depression. Frequent bouts of breathlessness often trigger anxiety and panic on activity, worsening the patient’s mental health. A relaxed and happy mind has positive effect on the health.
HOW DOES THERAPEUTIC DRAWING BENEFIT LUNG PATIENTS ?
Studies have revealed that creating art can assist in relaxing the neurological system
The reduction in brain chemical levels can induce relaxation in individuals and aid in calming the nervous system
Such relaxation can contribute to the reduction of anxiety, panic disorder, or depression
Through diversion of the patient's train of thought, art therapy can enhance mindfulness
As a result, it can alleviate stress, encourage relaxation, and foster feelings of happiness