Decrease the negative effects of the recent pandemic by art and colors!
The author: visual artist Janaritta Armooti.
Using art and colors to affect a person’s mood and mental or physical health is called art therapy and healing colors.
Colors, art and any type of creativity have much to offer the psychotherapy in the field of art therapy and healing colors that we need to help people for better mental health especially at this period of the global pandemic time. In fact the social distance and the security measures have affected the relationship among people, their perception of empathy toward others and also it has increased the stress disorder, depression, anxiety and other symptoms of distress. How can we fix these problems, psychological disorders and enhance mental health by art and colors?
Art and colors assume pivotal roles to reduce the negative effects. The artwork can be used as a springboard for reawakening memories and telling stories that may reveal messages and beliefs from the unconscious mind. Therefore, recent research on visual art has shown that visual art interventions have stabilizing effects on the individual’s psychology by reducing distress, increasing self reflection, and self awareness and on the individual’s body by normalizing heart rate, blood pressure or even coristol levels. In addition visual art can be very valuable in treating issues, affect our mood, perception, show our feelings, affect neurological pathways in the brain and they can also create a biochemical response. Researchers called that Art Therapy.
Over the centuries, many cultures across the world have employed colors for their healing powers by using healing colors, the colors that influence mood, calm the nervous system and make the environments less provoking and peace inducing. Moreover, colors can affect neurological pathways in the brain and they can create a biochemical response, Dr. Robert Gerard has pioneered research of this, who suggests that every color has a specific wavelength, and each of these affect our body and brain in a different way.
furthermore, according to my last researches, each color has associated with a specific part in the human body so we can use them to treat diseases and each color has a specific meaning in psychology so this way can help to reveal your thoughts and feelings and that could reach to the
Unconscious mind of you which lead to better understanding of your feeling and behavior
Therefore, people can move on to resolve deeper issues such as phobias, depression
Anxiety and Etc because art can help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art.
So art is not only a way to be creative and make beautiful things it’s a therapy too by replacing the negative energy by the positive energy and relieve stress to improve psychological treatment. By the way it does not need to be a professional artist, no artistic talent is necessary for art therapy and anyone can do that. Your body can also absorbed or get the benefit of the color only by looking at the artwork that contains this color or hanging it around you in your sitting place.
So let’s make any type of creativity and paint In order to reduce anxiety, depression symptoms, minimize the distress and treat many diseases.
Visual artist and president of international art organization / Jordan