Bristol is a very hippie city and at the City of Bristol College is possible to enroll into a wide selection of courses, including: Introduction to Arts, Health and Creativity (Using creative methods, drama games, art making, movement, music and experiential approaches you will have an opportunity to try out new creative techniques and consider how these may be applied in other contexts).
Of course I enrolled. Thus, last Tuesday I attended the first lesson which started with a couple of questions: What is health? How expressive methods affect myself? and continued with a few `name-games` to get to know each other.
The core of the lesson, the creative exercise, was: Drow two concentric circles, and inside the inner one your idea of health. During the exercise it was repeated many times that Arts therapies are about the process, not the product.
Here`s my drawing…
A review of the most up-to-date evidence suggests that building the following five actions into our day-to-day lives is important for well-being:
5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning, Give
The question for the Art therapist is: How can we use creativity to be connected, active, take notice etc?
My question is: why he hell everybody seem to be thinking that between Art and Health, health is the important one?