Drawing has really helped me to soothe and settle myself when the pain of depression or anxiety has become unmanageable. You don’t need to be a great artist to use this form of therapy, you just need to find a comfortable place and start making shapes and see they evolve into.
I started drawing in May 2016 during my hospital admission as a way to help fill the time between group therapy classes – I kept sketching after I returned home and quickly filled several books within a month or so.
The following images are a few of the sketches that are in my most recent image journal, my “Yellow Book”. I hope you get some inspiration and hope from these images – I would really encourage you to try this form of art therapy for yourself.