Development through art, an art therapy classes at VPU

Nursing and Physiotherapy students at Vincent Pol University can benefit from unique activities. Through art and creative activities they have the opportunity to express what cannot be described in words, they can get to know themselves better and understand their emotions. Art therapy – because this is what it is all about – is very useful when working with patients.

Art therapy classes at Vincent Pol University are taught by the head of the Department of Cosmetology – PhD Małgorzata Gorzel, Professor at VPU.

Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses art and the creative process to help express emotions, thoughts and experiences. By working with a variety of art techniques, such as painting, sculpting or drawing, people who benefit from art therapy can better understand and work through their emotional, mental and physical difficulties

The nature of the classes is developmental.
Art therapy methods can be used to work with the patient, but also to work on oneself, emphasises Ph.D. Małgorzata Gorzel. And she adds: – ‘Art therapy is particularly relevant for paramedical faculties, as these faculties are prone to stress and professional burnout.

Art therapy can be an effective form of support for people suffering from stress, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma or addiction.
The creative process allows people to express themselves directly and independently of words, which can be particularly helpful for people who have difficulty establishing a dialogue with a therapist.

Art therapy can be divided into two stages. The first is the creative activity, it can be a musical, theatrical or artistic task. The second stage is reflection: Why was this done? What emotions did I feel while doing it and what did it lead to? All of this is aimed at leading to catharsis, i.e. opening up and getting rid of negative emotions, getting out of one’s comfort zone and improving the quality of life,” concludes Ph.D. Małgorzata Gorzel.

Art therapy classes can help to increase self-esteem and improve relationships with others through creative communication. They are a way to relax and unwind. In addition, they allow you to develop creativity and self-awareness – through creative activities you can develop your artistic abilities and get to know yourself better.

That is why it is worthwhile to take advantage of these activities,” concludes Dr. Małgorzata Gorzel

Photo: Małgorzata Gorzel

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