The benefits of art therapy in my mental health.
Today I sketched this, my drawings are starting to look much better in the short space of time that I have been drawing.
3 months ago I hadn’t drawn a picture in over 40 years.
I had the belief that I couldn’t draw, so therefore never tried.
Three months ago I was suicidal. A miracle happened in the form of meditation and cannabis and I decided to challenge certain beliefs I had about myself.
Since changing the belief that I couldn’t draw, to the belief that I could, has changed my life for the good.
My works of art that I now call them, may never hang in the Tait gallery, but the joy they give me is immense. I don’t draw for others benefit, I draw for my own.
Drawing for me is a complete release of tension.
Whilst I draw I listen to music, sometimes it is classical music and other times meditation, but any kind of uplifting music will do.
The simple task of drawing something that only you will understand, allows you to release the inner turmoil of thoughts, feelings and despair and once they they are down on paper, they are gone. My mind is freer now to get on with life.
I have found art to be one of the most calming in any of the activities I do, aside from meditation.
I have let the feelings flow into my art. My mental health is now under control. Thanks to three things, meditation, cannabis and art therapy.
Go on have a go, what do you have to lose ? A piece of paper and 20 minutes of your time ?
Here’s a peek of a few of my very early pictures.