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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

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