Depression is a mental health disorder that can affect how you feel, think, and act. Depression often comes in waves and can last for days, weeks, or even years. If you are experiencing depression, you may feel hopeless, agitated, apathetic, anxious, or a wide range of other negative emotions. Depression can also cause you to isolate yourself, lose your appetite, and have trouble sleeping. If you're struggling with the vicious cycle of depression and you are interested in pursuing therapy, creative therapy can help.
A Look Into Creative Therapy
Creative therapy allows you to get in touch with your feelings and express them through art. The process of creative therapy allows you to identify and transmute negative thoughts and emotions that accompany depression. Oftentimes, creative therapy is used alongside other forms of therapy. Creative therapy allows people to break through barriers that may block more traditional forms of psychotherapy and bring to your attention to who you are, what you have, and where you want to be. The artistic process is especially healing because it allows you to tap into underused portions of your brain and release chemicals that combat depression and anxiety. Additionally, creative therapy may help you to connect with others by using the arts as a conduit.
Different Types of Creative Therapy
Creative therapy focuses primarily on the arts including sculpting, painting, drawing, writing, and dancing. It also includes music therapy and drama therapy. Music therapy consists of listening to music or playing and writing music which in turn allows you to channel your thoughts and feelings into the music, instruments, and lyrics. Many people report a positive change in mood and overall well-being after participating in music therapy. Drama therapy consists of acting, storytelling, and improvisation to encourage expression and self-discovery. It also encourages empathy, insight, and can facilitate healthy relationships.
B'well Counseling Offers Online Counseling
B'well Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice offering a full range of therapeutic services including online counseling in Towson, MD and the Greater Baltimore area. We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression.