Environmental Pottery has mental health implications as therapy for all ages and especially useful for the Treatment of Depression and Bipolar Disorder. The use of pottery therapy seems to show promising signs in alleviating symptoms and providing a non-threatening environment in which therapy not only help people relax but also encourage creative energy. It alleviates perceptions of pain and seems to promote a sense of calmness and slows blood pressure and heart rate because the molding of clay and the creation of pottery requires concentration, providing distraction from 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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