Healing art is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while. On this blog you will find writing about color and its effect on humans. But, I also wonder how and what types of art affect humans. So, I’ve been doing a little research and I’ve found some wonderful information I’d like to outline below.
According to HealingPhotoArt.org of Florence, Italy, art is a factor is helping patients heal faster in medical facilities around the world. here are but a few of their findings and beliefs.
Values the full range of human diversity and seeks to cross cultures by speaking to different personalities through nature art – almost everyone enters a hospital sometime in their life, either as a patient or as a visitor, regardless of race, sex, religious affiliation, culture, and economic level.HealingPhotoArt.org
The Benefits Of Healing Art and Photography
Stabilize yourself by reducing stress.
The first type of healing art to look for when you want a relaxing atmosphere is paintings or photography of scenes from nature. The simplicity of nature with all its myriad of colors that change from season to season is very relaxing for most people. Include your favorite areas of the world in your scenes from nature collection to enhance pleasant memories and spark conversation.
Increase self-reflection and self-awareness.
When we are surrounded by pleasant photographs and artwork it increases our ability for self-reflection and thereby improves our self-awareness. Honor your culture, your feelings, and your passions with artwork that reflects who you are. You might also take time to create your own healing art by taking time to “stitch a picture.”
Alter your thought patterns.
Thought patterns are basically, your day-to-day way of thinking, be it negative or positive. Wayne Dyer said, “Everything begins with a thought”. The great thing about that is we can willfully change our thoughts. One way to do that is by surrounding ourselves with illustrious art that speaks to our souls. When we envelope our souls in the beauty of healing art we move effortlessly from negative to positive thinking patterns.
Slow down your heart rate and blood pressure.
Balance your environment with art work that evokes feelings of balance and harmony. Use this space to meditate and reflect on your day. As time goes by, you might find that your heart rate and blood pressure goes down significantly. Meditating regularly also makes blood pressure go down and stay down.
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