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Toluna

  1 month ago

Can art really heal us?
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Our emotions, our mood, our ability to concentrate, and our memory are all stimulated by art. While art does not directly heal us, it can affect our wellbeing, and even more, it has the power to shape our brains.

"Listening to music by Mozart, admiring a fresco by Michelangelo, or reading a play by Shakespeare can transform our brains", explains Pierre Lemarquis, a neurologist & member of the French-speaking Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and the New York Academy of Sciences. According to him, art has a therapeutic effect, or what he calls the magical effect of aesthetic empathy.

The brain has two functions: the main function is to keep the body that houses it alive. The second is to give us the desire to live. What makes art interesting is that it stimulates both functions; it produces a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from fine motor skills to creativity, pleasure, and emotional balance.

Art, as a cure, has found various applications. Doctors at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Cardiology Institute in Paris are already prescribing Prescribe Museum Visits as a treatment.

How about you? Does any art form bring you a sentiment of comfort?

Do you use Art, not only as a tool to explore and practice your creativity but also as a means to wellness?

Let us know in the comments below!
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mbranfor

  1 month ago
It takes the brain on a journey and keeps it busy with new and pleasant thoughts where there is no pain but hope, beauty and a release from pain and suffering. A place that people can call on in their mind when things seem dismal and hopeless. It's like remembering a time before pain and moving forward from that point.
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KT051

  1 month ago
I think art does bring me comfort and enlightens creativity in my heart which leads to me feeling happy and emotionally content.
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pagalu

  1 month ago
Yes, it can and a lot of people with Mental Health problems find it a good outlet.
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PutaSpellonYou

  1 month ago
Only if you really believe.
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ForeverYoung50

  1 month ago
I believe in the power of "living art"... that is the landscape and the environment. Surrounding oneself with beautiful imagery that is alive and growing, has a heartbeat and movement, takes you into another realm, and I find it so invigorating. A reason why I regularly engage in hiking and bushwalking... I suppose you could say, 4D art!
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Mazda626

  1 month ago
Why not, if music can heal our ears so can art heal our emotional soul
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Yvonner1994

  1 month ago
Haven't been into a lot of art hence the answer to current problems by this account.
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braunhi1

  1 month ago
I love listening to classical music and it definitely does make me feel so much better and calmer so YES it does work.
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Cazzle

  1 month ago
I have attended amazing art therapy classes and find them to be of benefit to my whole being - both physically and mentally.
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