Activity – Environmental Pottery

Environmental Pottery

Environmental Pottery is known to improve mental health. It is considered a therapy for all ages and is especially useful for treating Depression and Bipolar Disorder. The use of environmental pottery as a therapy is proven to show promising signs in alleviating symptoms of mental health. It provides non-threatening environments in which therapy not only help people relax but also encourage creative energy. The activity alleviates perceptions of pain and promotes a sense of calmness, slows blood pressure and heart rate. This is because the molding of clay and the creation of pottery requires concentration, providing distraction from other issues. Often, with just a few sessions of pottery therapy, many depressed adults report an improvement in mood and can even taper back the medications used to treat depression or bipolar disorder. Pottery has therapeutic benefits for senior citizens as it helps to maintain cognitive, emotional, social and physical fitness.

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