Art and Psychology


Art and psychology are two disciplines that are in bed with each other. Both access the unconscious mind.

In writing, the writer accesses the subconscious, and then tries to translate the free flow of thoughts into a coherent language. This process can be a painful, and thus sometimes guidance is necessary. Perhaps this is where the psychologist or therapist comes in and tries to interpret this language and assist with the healing process. Such was the case with van Gogh and Dr. Gachet.

I believe that art can alleviate and detoxify depression and mental illness.

Please write to me if you have an experience you’d like to share on overcoming depression through creativity.