Using The Arts To Enhance Your Life

Using The Arts To Enhance Your Life

Mental Health Tips from William James College Faculty: Using The Arts To Enhance Your Life, by Yousef AlAjarma, PhD, REAT, Program Director - MA in Counseling Psychology in Expressive Arts Therapy; Core Faculty in the Counseling Psychology Department.

Tips for Using the Arts to Enhance Your Life

  • Draw or paint your emotions 
  • Keep a journal 
  • Make a scribble drawing 
  • Play with sand or clay 
  • Create a motivational collage 
  • Paint a rock or a stone 
  • Move for 5 minutes 
  • Listen to calming and relaxing music 
  • Design a postcard you’ll never send 
  • Make a clay sculpture 
  • Write a song 
  • Finger paint 
  • Draw a comic strip 
  • Decorate a mask 
  • Paint on your body 
  • Write a letter to your past or future self 
  • Draw or paint to music 
  • Write a poem 
  • Make a puppet 
  • Play a board-game 
  • Scribble 
  • Write a haiku 

"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” —Henry James


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