Posts by Karen Hanlon

3 Ways Holistic Art Therapy Unlocks Self-Love and Healing

February is a time when the world turns its gaze to love, new beginnings, and the promise of spring on the horizon. It’s a month filled with expectations, both joyful and challenging. As the founder of Painting Your Soul, I want to share with you the transformative power of holistic art therapy during this unique time of year when emotions run deep and the need for healing is paramount. “Inhale Confidence. Exhale Doubt.” These words have been my guiding mantra throughout my ten-year journey with Painting Your Soul. They encapsulate the essence of what we offer and what has helped
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How Expressive Art Therapy Can Enhance Patient Care in Healthcare Settings

By Karen Hanlon In the fast-paced world of healthcare, hospital professionals often focus solely on the physical well-being of their patients. While this is crucial, it is also important to recognize the impact of mental and emotional health on overall well-being. That’s where expressive, holistic practices such as art therapy come in. What is expressive art therapy? Expressive art therapy is a powerful tool that healthcare professionals can use to help their patients. Creating art is a unique way of expressing oneself that can promote healing and improve the lives of patients. When combined in the proper sequence of meditation,
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Holistic Art Therapy Can Help Patients Heal

As healthcare workers, we know that treating patients involves more than just administering medication or performing medical procedures. Many patients who come to the hospital struggle with physical and emotional pain, and traditional treatments may not always alleviate their suffering. This is where holistic art therapy comes in. The creative process of making art is a powerful tool that can help patients cope with debilitating symptoms, adapt to traumatic experiences, and increase self-awareness. Creative Expression Creating art is a form of meditation that promotes relaxation of both the mind and body, increasing awareness of thoughts and feelings without judgment. Art
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Art Therapy for Adults: How Creative Expression Can Improve Mental Health

Today, many people understand the importance of prioritizing self-care and the usefulness of therapy. If you are one of those folks, you may be a little overwhelmed by the different forms of therapy available. You may also feel that more traditional types like talk therapy aren’t quite the right option.  You’ve probably heard of art therapy, a form of therapy that uses creative expression to improve mental health and well-being but you may not know exactly how it works or whether it can help you. With that in mind, let’s explore the many benefits of art therapy for adults, different
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How Art Therapy Can Help Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals face immense pressure every day, from long working hours to dealing with high-stress situations, often leading to burnout. Burnout can manifest in various forms, including emotional exhaustion, a lack of empathy toward patients, and a decreased sense of personal accomplishment. As a result, it’s crucial to address the mental health of healthcare professionals, and art therapy can be a useful tool in doing so.
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