Artful Recovery ECS | Course Description
Artful Recovery: The Healing Properties of Art
Essential question: How has Art in many forms helped humanity process and overcome challenges in the past, present, and future?
Course Description: Throughout history, humans have used art therapeutically to heal in many ways. Art is healing because it forces a connection between mind and body and helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, and improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. In this ECS, we will explore and practice the healing arts that promote wellness, coping, and personal change. Such arts may include music, visual art, dance/movement, poetry/writing, and drama therapies to utilize the creative process. This allows exploration of self-expression and discovery of personal insights and development of coping skills, all valuable tools for maintaining and encouraging mental and emotional health.
Student interests that match this ECS: Psychology, art, art therapy, creative endeavors of all sorts