Art Therapy and Stress management- Dr. Vikas Chothe (MD Ayu)


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Art Therapy and Stress management- Dr. Vikas Chothe (MD Ayu)

  1. 1. Therapeutic effects of Art in Stress Management Dr. Chothe Vikas Rajendra Email: [email_address] Dr.Dipti Lahoti Email: [email_address]
  2. 2. What is art therapy? <ul><li>Art therapy offers an opportunity to explore intense or painful thoughts, dreams, and feelings in a supportive environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Art therapists believe that the act of making a piece of art triggers internal activity that contributes to physical, emotional, spiritual healing, enhance self-awareness and facilitate change. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  3. 3. Stress <ul><li>Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress arises where work demands exceed the person’s capacity and capability to cope. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Effects of Chronic Stress <ul><li>Studies have shown that repressing strong feelings can lead to a build-up of stress, and that stress can intensify pain and intensify the symptoms of various diseases like: </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Infertility </li></ul><ul><li>Digestive problems </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  5. 5. Psychological Effects <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Memory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Interest in Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholism and Substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in sleeping </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  6. 6. Why We Choose This Program… <ul><li>Emotional pain and struggle in corporate sector can be difficult to express verbally, and those who struggle with low performance in company often find it particularly difficult to use words to describe their experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Art therapy uses the “creative process” of art making to help “resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and awareness and achieve insight” (AATA). </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  7. 7. Aim <ul><li>Art therapy provides a creative outlet for pent up emotions and feelings that are too painful or overwhelming to put into words. </li></ul><ul><li>Another interesting aspect of art therapy is that the relationship “is three way, split between the patient and therapist as well as the image being made” </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  8. 8. Skills necessary for Art Therapy <ul><li>Art therapy does not require talent or skill by the patient and the product does not have to be “aesthetically pleasing”. </li></ul><ul><li>Art therapy is not about producing the next Michelangelo or Picasso, but instead about freely and spontaneously expressing oneself through the artistic process. </li></ul><ul><li>Art helps you express your feelings in a safe way, as it is a universal language. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  9. 9. Program Design <ul><li>Program- Creative Healing Art Therapy Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Duration- 1 day </li></ul><ul><li>Time- 5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion Criteria- For managers and staff under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Fee Structure- 1000 Rs. per person per session </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  10. 10. Methodology <ul><li>Creative Healing Art Therapy (CHAT) integrates Vedic Indian culture, visuals, music along with aspects of art therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants are given a directive and asked to explore it metaphorically through the creative process. Participants are often surprised by the insights and realizations they gain through art therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>The overall goal is to decrease stress and improve quality of life. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  11. 11. Art Activities <ul><li>1. Art interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>2.Magazine Photo Collage </li></ul><ul><li>3.My World (Drawing sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>4.Group Art Therapy </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  12. 12. Art therapy and Stress Management <ul><li>Increases interaction with peers & others </li></ul><ul><li>Increases problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates creativity and imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring strengths and weaknesses (Self awareness) </li></ul><ul><li>Express and contain internal conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters memories </li></ul><ul><li>Setting goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing change </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of self, manager, colleagues and work environment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Discussion <ul><li>Art therapy helps people access their subconscious mind and release pent-up emotions, it has been found to be very useful in treating those suffering from stress and stress-related ailments. -Dr. Staricoff to BBC News Report </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that physiological functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, slow when people are deeply involved in an art activity. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  14. 14. “ If I can't talk about it, I'll paint about it.” <ul><li>Art helps to discover and open feelings and worries which in turn leads to a better understanding and acceptance of themselves. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  15. 15. About Centre for Creative Healing Art Therapy (CHAT) <ul><li>Centre for Creative Healing Art Therapy (CHAT) was formed by professionals in field of health, medicine, arts and human development. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Healing Art therapy program was implemented to solve various social, cultural and personal problems through art forms like drawing, painting and collage. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  16. 16. Applications of Art Therapy <ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul><ul><li>Low Self-Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Anger management </li></ul><ul><li>Personal growth </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship and family problems </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Use </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Body Image </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  17. 17. CHAT Activities <ul><li>Astha Deaddiction Centre, Moshi, Pune. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhar deaf and dumb school, Bibewadi, Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Art therapy Workshop sessions for IT professionals at MIT college, Pune. </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal Marathi School, Bamnoli, Raigad. </li></ul><ul><li>Various articles published in, DNA, Maharashtra Times, Saakal, Midday, Antarang magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Research paper on ‘Therapeutic Effects Of Art on Patients with Alcoholism and Drug Abuse’ was selected amongst 1300 papers worldwide by NIMHANS for 4 th World Ayurveda Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>Research paper submitted in ‘Art in Psychotherapy’ a peer reviewed American Journal and Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated medicine. </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R
  18. 18. <ul><li>Fosters communication, social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases depression, anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances self-awareness and self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Improves physical and emotional Quality of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Detoxifies the mind by increasing Satva guna dominance </li></ul>Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R CONCLUSION
  19. 19.   Copyright : Dr. Chothe. V.R Thank You <ul><li>There is more to life than increasing its speed.  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Mohandas K. Gandhi </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>