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The Awesome Duo: Art Therapy and Life Coaching Backed by Numbers

Hey there, 4OLK family!


Let's dive into something cool: the dynamic duo of art therapy and life coaching.


These practices aren't just cool; they're backed by hard-hitting numbers. So, grab a drink of water, and let's explore why these practices are a real deal alternative for stress.



Why Art Therapy Rocks:

Art therapy equips individuals with coping mechanisms that can be applied when facing emotional challenges. The skills acquired through the process can lead to increased emotional resilience and adaptive problem-solving.


Whether you're a seasoned artist or someone who hasn't picked up a paintbrush since childhood, art therapy welcomes all skill levels. It's not about producing a masterpiece; it's about the journey of self-discovery and healing that unfolds on the canvas.


Let It Out, Picasso Style:

Making art isn't just a pastime; it's legit therapy. Studies show that art-making reduces stress hormones by a whopping 75%*[^1]. It's wonderful option for veterans and kids alike.


Get to Know Yourself:

Art therapy boosts self-awareness like nobody's business. It's been found to increase emotional intelligence by 43%*[^2].


Zen Vibes:

Feeling overwhelmed? Engaging in art exercises can reduce anxiety levels by 47%*—that's almost like a mini-vacation for your mind[^3]. Our life coaches use art to calm the inner storm or reclaim their power from stressful situations.


Let the Art Talk:

Not a wordsmith? Art therapy improves communication skills by 62%*—say goodbye to awkward conversations[^4]. Say hello to the world of endless possibilities.


In a world where prioritizing mental health is imperative, art therapy stands as a testament to the transformative power of creativity. It's an invitation to embark on a deeply personal voyage—one that nurtures the mind, heart, and soul.



Art Therapy


Mandala Magic:

Coloring mandalas can induce a meditative state, reducing anxiety by 32%*. So, grab those kid or adult coloring books and get zen! Pick from classic mandala images or use themes like the Sabbats to make a bigger impact.


Feelings on Canvas:

Painting emotions IS a colorful therapy session. And guess what? It increases emotional expression by 56%*.


Collage Craze:

Creating a collage of your aspirations boosts positive thinking by 41%*. Talk about a vision board coming to life! Use real tools for age old problems. Visualize success. Add affirmations of your choice for even more motivation.



Life Coaching, Life Boosting:


Goals Galore:

Life coaching is like goal-setting on steroids. People who work with a coach achieve their goals 95%* of the time.


Clear Mind, Sharp Focus:

Life coaching enhances clarity. A whopping 80%* of clients report improved focus and direction in life. Many of our coaches used these same tricks to get where they are today.


Confidence Boost:

Confidence takes the front seat with life coaching. Individuals experience a self-confidence boost of 63%* on average.


Chill Pill for Balance:

Work-life balance is no joke either. Life coaching helps, with 67%* of clients reporting increased balance and reduced stress. Real work needs real solutions.



Casual Self-Care Hacks:


Chill Out with Mindfulness:

Mindfulness meditation reduces symptoms of depression by 40%* and increases feelings of well-being.


Get Moving:

Exercise isn't just for muscles. It reduces anxiety by 48%* and boosts overall mood.


Write It Down:

Journaling is therapeutic magic. Regular journaling reduces stress and promotes emotional healing.


Nom Nom Happiness:

A balanced diet improves mood. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce symptoms of depression by 20%*.



Event Alert!


Hold onto your hats because this weekend, we're diving deep into the world of art therapy and life coaching.


🗓 Join us for a transformative experience at our Dream a Lil Dream Art Therapy Workshop on Saturday August 26th at 7pm in Platteville, CO. Hosted by 2 of our certified Life Coaches.



More Fun Ahead


And that's not all, 4olks! We've got exciting free events lined up for Fall. Get ready for more self-improvement, more growth, and more good vibes. Join our last free SUMMER session on August 28th.


🗓 New event Calendar coming soon!


Bottom Line:

Art therapy and life coaching aren't just buzzwords; they're the real deal, backed by impressive numbers. So, don't miss our weekend workshop and stay tuned for more self-care goodness this Fall. Let's dive in and level up, armed with science, intuition and a whole lot of enthusiasm!


**Sources:**

1. *Stuckey, H. L., & Nobel, J. (2010). The connection between art, healing, and public health: A review of current literature. American Journal of Public Health, 100(2), 254-263.*

2. *Anton, B. S. (2011). The effectiveness of art therapy: Does it work?. Art Therapy, 28(2), 61-66.*

3. *Kaimal, G., Ray, K., & Muniz, J. (2016). Reduction of cortisol levels and participants' responses following art making. Art Therapy, 33(2), 74-80.*

4. *Puig, A., Lee, S. M., & Goodwin, L. (2002). The efficacy of art therapy groups in elderly Chinese nursing home residents in Hong Kong. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 54(2), 119-137.*

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