Colours for healing...useful when decorating as well
Can Art Therapy Really Heal?
Can Art Therapy Really Heal? YES! (also Music Therapy!) The key to art therapy is when the patient describes the art to a therapist in the way of his or her choice, helping the therapist understand symbols and metaphors that reveal the patient’s underlying feelings and issues. Since the focus is on problem solving rather than artistic talent the environment is more relaxed, allowing the patient to express themselves in a low-stress manner.
金継ぎのくらわんか茶碗 Kintsukuroi or kintsugi is the art of healing broken pottery with lacquer and silver or gold. The philosophy behind this reparation is that something should not be discarded just because it is broken. It is in fact more beautiful for having been broken.
New Jersey Art Therapy Association Public Service Announcement: Benefits of Art Therapy