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].
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.
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%*.
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:
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 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.
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%*.
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!
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!
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.*