Harnessing imagination to improve mental health

Creative complementary modalities are therapeutic approaches that use imagination to promote mental health and well-being. They include artistic expression, such as music, writing and painting, and novel techniques, such as hypnosis and biofeedback. These methods may help clients explore their mental and emotional states by expressing their emotions and discovering new perspectives. They also benefit the brain, lower stress, and increase motivation.

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