Creative Potential

Creative Potential

Creativity is a process of creating something new, innovation. Over the years, art-based therapy and the creativity associated with it has been used as a tool for enhancing wellbeing. Here are a few evidence-based activities that can serve well for you and your school community to enhance wellbeing.

Creativity as a mood-enhancer

When in a negative mood, draw a picture that best represents either your current mood or the opposite, a positive state of mind. This creative act of depicting mood is associated with enhanced experiences of positive emotions. It is even more effective than creative writing.

References

Dalebroux, A., Goldstein, T. R., & Winner, E. (2008). Short-term mood repair through art-making: Positive emotion is more effective than venting. Motivation and Emotion, 32(4), 288–295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-008-9105-1

Have you tried this activity? If so, please share your experience.

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