The Mind on Art: Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy

Art therapy uses creative media like painting, sketching, sculpting, to promote self-exploration and introspection. It is an adjuvant (or alternative for some) to conventional psychotherapy in which the mode of communication is more direct and discussion based. Mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) simply adds another layer to this process, incorporating the attitudes of mindfulness into theContinue reading “The Mind on Art: Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy”

Art Museums and Medicine: Art observation as a complementary approach for mindfulness and the practice of Medicine

Visual Arts and Medicine At first sight, these two domains may seem completely different. However, history shows us that Medicine and Art developed from one another. For example, da Vinci and numerous scientists and physicians’ dissection drawings helped us develop a better understanding of the human body. A contemporary example that most current medical studentsContinue reading “Art Museums and Medicine: Art observation as a complementary approach for mindfulness and the practice of Medicine”