Cassandra Morrisey is a fourth-year Bachelor of Communication Information Design student at Mount Royal University. Through the skills she has developed as an Information Designer, she hopes to create coherent, impactful, and meaningful design pieces that inform and promote a deeper understanding of an issue or concept.

 

Networking Break Activity

How might we explore the benefits of art as a therapeutic means of dealing with situations affecting mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of young adults?

Society tends to view STEM fields as more important than art and as a result art therapy can be seen as an inadequate solution over traditional therapies. Art therapy challenges individuals to express themselves through art. However, change is never easy; developing and using old habits or coping mechanisms to alleviate stress, worry, or pain is difficult to detach from. There is a solution through art that can be beneficial for the different aspects of life affecting an individual’s mental, physical or emotional well-being.

Art therapy is not often thought of as a useful strategy, but is something many individuals turn to without knowing it. It allows freedom of expression and exploration of different mediums, such as journaling, painting, sculpture, or sketching, which are all forms of art therapy.

The MRU Student Showcase will exhibit parts of Humanly, the 2018 Information Design Student’s capstone project.

 

Look for this activity in the program during the Lunch Break on Friday at 12:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of this United Nations Sustainable Development Goal:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 Good Health Well Being