Art therapy goes beyond simple drawing and painting, and uses any creative medium (such as pottery or sculpting) to process difficult emotions, when talking about things is too difficult or/and painful. An ideal alternative for people who can’t find a good therapist, art therapy is proven to stimulate the release of the feel-good chemical dopamine, so can help the neurons in your brain to feel better, and boost self-esteem and encourage self-care.
30 Days of Creativity shows how to develop a creative habit to allow a little more calm into your life. These easily daily practices can help unleash a creative spark and build the foundation of your artistic practice. With a mix of whimsical doodles, pages of expert advice and simple drawing guides, this book is designed to nurture your inner artist. Featuring calming lavender fields, tasty treats and blooming bouquets, each page is a celebration of things that bring us comfort and joy.
Watercolor for Relaxation offers 25 beginner projects from artist Angelica Torres to help you clear your mind and let go of stress. From peaceful landscapes to tranquil abstract patterns. See where to find non-toxic watercolour paints and ethically-made brushes.
Drawing on Anxiety is a beautifully illustrated art therapy journal to draw through anxious times. Full of guided prompts and grounding affirmations, this is a mindful and positive tool to explore your body’s natural response to stress. Kate Sutton deals on her own experience of dealing with anxiety to create a warm friendly journal, to encourage you to be kind to yourself, take a moment to explore your feelings.
Drawing on Grief is a uniquely creative journal and mindful keepsake, to draw on the soothing therapeutic power of drawing and creativity, to navigate the pain of bereavement. Kate Sutton draws on her own experiences of losing a loved one, to help others on this difficult journey. Contains written prompts such as writing a letter to your loved one, to help express the difficult emotions that bereavement brings.