Sunday, May 30, 2010

Art-xiety: Art Therapy for Asthmatic Children

Many people may think that only the adults can feel stress and depression but the truth is that even children can also experience these things. As you can see, there are many children who can be very depressed, stressed, and very anxious. And most of the time, these anxieties on children is caused by their health problems. This is the reason why anxiety is very evident to children who have asthma.

Why are they anxious because of asthma? The thought of their past asthma attack can cause anxiety for the children. And a study stated that art can help children be relieved from this problem.

Their parents can get art therapy for their children. The therapy will include crayons and other art materials with the help of an art therapist so they will be able to express or translate their feelings on the art work. According to Anya Beebe, who is an art therapist, the therapy is not about creating beautiful art pictures but will help them be in touch with their deepest emotions and deal with it. And usually, the children who have these anxieties feel better after they finished their art work.

Click here for more details of the study.

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