Art therapy interventions provide a great many goals and benefits such as, creative communication, expression of feelings, concerns, hopes, conflicts and issues, socialisation, problem solving, and enhancement of thinking and reasoning skills. It is always beneficial!
In art therapy “it does not matter how one draws.” It is the expression of thoughts and feelings that is important. So here are a few recommendations (directives) what can you do in relation to what you experience and feel. Just give is a try.
When you feel: 1. Tired - draw flowers; 2. Nasty - draw lines; 3. Hurts – sculpt; 4. Bored – cover a sheet of paper using different colours; 5. Sad - draw a rainbow; 6. Scary – create macrame or fabric applications; 7. Anxious - make a doll; 8. Perturbation - tear the paper into small pieces; 9. Agitation – make origami; 10. Need relaxation - draw patterns; 11. Important to remember - draw labyrinths;
12. Feeling of annoyance - make a copy of the picture; 13. Desperation - draw the road; 14. If necessary to understand something - draw a mandala; 15. If necessary to quickly restore energy - draw landscapes; 16. If necessary to understand your feelings - draw a self-portrait; 17. If necessary to remember the state - draw coloured spots; 18. If necessary to organise ideas - draw cells or squares; 19. Do you want to understand yourself and your desires - make a collage; 20. If necessary to concentrate on the thoughts - draw using points; 21. If necessary to find the optimum out of the situation - draw waves and circles; 22. Do you feel "stuck" and need to move on - draw a spiral; 23. Do you want to concentrate on the goal - draw a grid or target.