Ideas for Using Art Therapy at Home
While art therapy for OCD is most effective when done through working with a mental health professional, there are some techniques that can be done at home to help people cope with obsessive compulsive disorder. These should not be used in replacement of therapy services, but rather as a supplement.
So you think you can't draw? Glass painting can be an easy way to get involved in something creative and therapeutic. You can purchase drinking glasses or glass vases at your local art store. You can find paint that is specifically made for glass, or use any basic acrylic paint. Be aware that acrylic paint is not washable. You can find clear protecting sprays in the paint section at your local art store.
Tie Dye T-shirt Making
Making t-shirts can also be a way that you can keep yourself busy. This is an easy and inexpensive art project that can help you refocus your mind. You can buy a tie dye t-shirt making kit at your local art store, or you can simply use rubber bands and any color fabric dye. If you have children, this can also be a fun way to engage with your family which is therapeutic in itself.
Making soap is another simple art project that you can do to help yourself clear your mind. You can find soap making kits at your local art store. You can also purchase all different kinds of soap molds, soap dyes, and scented oils to use in the process.
Sometimes it can be hard to think of what to do. Getting out of the house and venturing to an art store can be a fun way to get out of the house and get inspired to make some fun creative crafts while taking care of your mental health.
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