If you are experiencing burnout, you are not alone! According to this 2023 article, 78% of Canadians feel burnout at some point in their careers and 35% say they are currently burnout. Burnout can leave someone feeling mentally and physically exhausted, short-tempered, depressed, cynical, and overwhelmed. So how does art therapy help? Creative Arts Therapy has been shown to significantly reduce the stress of clients (Martin et al., 2018). It is key to keep stress levels in a manageable range because when stress levels are too high for a period of time it can lead to exhaustion and burnout. There are various ways to keep stress levels low, one of those is mindfulness, research (Luken & Sammons, 2016) has found mindfulness-based strategies to significantly decrease levels of job burnout. Mindfulness is natural component in art therapy as engaging in the art materials encourages being present, engage in our senses, and helps us to feel more grounded. Please find below four ways art therapy helps with burnout prevention and treatment:
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I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.