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Top 3 Benefits of weekly art therapy emails for participants:

Improved self-esteem

The sense of accomplishment for both children and adults when they create something artistic is a huge boost to self-esteem. There is no right and wrong - there is simply an expression of themselves through the medium of art.

Stress Relief

Engaging in regular art activities offers stress relief through a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Art and expressing creatively has been demonstrated to be beneficial for helping to manage anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma.

Stimulate “feel-good” neurotransmitters

Dopamine is an important hormone and neurotransmitter. Art activities stimulate its release, and you don’t have to be a natural talent either – the simple process of making art helps with healing, improving self-esteem, relieving stress, and coping with illness or disability.
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Dinosaur Hunt

Date added: 25-06-21
Materials: Baking soda, water, dinosaur toys, vinegar, fossicking tools, paper, oil paste
Process: Make a mixture of baking soda and water. Surround each dinosaur with the mixture and mould into an egg shape. Place in the sun to dry and harden. Hide the dinosaur eggs around the garden or therapy space. Ask clients to find the eggs and then break them open using drops of vinegar and fossicking tools. Clients choose one dinosaur and draw its eye on paper with oil pastel.
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