Embracing the Healing Power of Art

Embracing the Healing Power of Art

As an intuitive artist and trauma-informed psychotherapist, I’m a HUGE believer in art as soul medicine.

So much more than a medium of expression, it touches the depths of the human soul in ways that words often can’t: mending hearts and soothing minds.

In a world that often feels fractured, art provides a powerful balm for the psyche.

Embracing the healing power of art in my life has been transformational. Here’s what I’ve discovered along the way.

Creating art is cathartic

Art has a magical way of helping us process emotions and experiences. When words fail, colour {LINK TO COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY BLOG}, form and composition speak.

It helps us cope, deal and take back control. It’s one of the reasons art therapy is such a powerful tool for people who have experienced trauma.

For me, picking up a brush and painting out my feelings (whatever they are) is a profound release. It’s raw, unfiltered expression, and there’s nothing quite like it.

Art is a mirror for the self

Tell me a more fulfilling journey than exploring the inner self. Go on…I’ll wait ;)

Making art is hands down my favourite tool for self-reflection. It’s a deep dive into my subconscious. A silent space where I can hear my inner voice, attune to my feelings, and unearth parts of myself I didn’t know existed…or perhaps I’d just forgotten.

When I let go, art whispers my deepest truths and my wildest dreams.

Trust me, there’s gold in those brushstrokes if only we stop and listen.

Art making is empowering

Just like in life, making art can deal up some pretty chaotic (dare I say…ugly) moments. But if you lean into the mess, and trust the process, you’ll find the beauty again. I’m sure every intuitive artist can attest to this.

There’s power in facing our struggles and turning them into art. Pushing through the challenges unlocks the door to boundless possibilities and emboldens us to courageously paint the canvas of our life.

It’s a reminder that you’re stronger and more resilient than you think!

So, next time life gives you lemons do what I do, make art.

The act of creating offers respite

Letting your creativity flow unburdens the mind and refreshes the spirit.

It doesn’t matter if you paint, draw, sculpt, or craft, the act of creation demands our undivided attention. It frees the mind from the constant buzz of the deadlines, responsibilities, and expectations of every day life.

When I'm in my creative zone, the outside world fades away. It’s just me and my canvas. An oasis of calm amidst the chaos of life. That’s where I find solace – a chance to unwind, space to breathe, silence to listen to my Self.


Art is not just pretty pictures. Art moves. Art unearths. Art heals.

Embrace your creativity. Let it mend your heart, soothe your mind and nourish your soul.