减压的一大途径:涂涂画画

减压 绘画

迫在眉睫的时候获得的创意灵感,或许会让艺术创作从业者获得极大的惊喜,但是最近的一项研究发现,艺术的创作过程也能起到减压的作用。重要的是,它也很好的证明了,零基础的人可以拿起铅笔或画笔,从简单的艺术创作中受益——可以 减压 。

该内容发表于《 Art Therapy 》——美国的艺术疗法协会创办的。这项研究通过追踪艺术创作,并寻找皮质醇的释放与压力的缓释之间的相关性。调查结果显示,参与该项研究的39名学员,每人选择以自己感兴趣的艺术形式在45分钟内进行艺术创作,结果就是有75%的参与者体内皮质醇含量下降,尽管幅度不一,但是这个幅度和过去是否有艺术创作的经验之间并不具有相关性,而是,年龄与皮质醇含量间存在更大的相关性,年轻参与者的减压效果更明显。

虽然结果不是100%的成功率,但是这也能够说明艺术创作和放松之间有一个有趣的相关性。很多参与者在后续的书面反馈中表示将来愿意进行更多的艺术创作。所以,拿起画笔来涂涂抹抹吧,即使没有什么艺术性,但是也不会有什么坏处——除了压力的释放。

原文内容

It might come as a surprise for artists and creative directors, facing the pressure of a looming deadline, but a recent study has found that the process of making art can reduce a person’s stress levels. On top of that, it also turns out that those with zero artistic talent, can benefit from picking up a pencil or paintbrush and getting creative.

Published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, the study headed up by Girija Kaimal, EdD traces the correlation between creating art and the release of a stress-related hormone called cortisol. The findings revealed that out of the study’s 39 participants, who each spent 45 minutes creating any art of their choice, an overwhelming 75% saw a dramatic reduction in their cortisol levels.

While it isn’t a 100% success rate, the study certainly suggests an interesting link between art and relaxation. After the study each participant provided a written response, with many indicating that they would like to make more art in the future. So even if you’re not particularly artistic, why not try creating something? You’ve got nothing to lose, except your stress.

声明:这篇文章转译自Making art can reduce stress – no matter how good (or bad) you are,略加删减和增补,翻译多依照自己的语言习惯,因皮皮英文和汉语水平有限,难免有误。

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