According to sciencedaily.com, a new study found that both healthy adults and those experiencing mental health conditions who participate in arts-based groups such as creative writing or choir benefit greatly benefit from them. Those who participate in these groups reported a significant increase in positive emotions and a significant decrease in negative emotions.
Adults with chronic mental health conditions were equally able to derive emotional benefits as healthy adults. It is amazing because this kind of therapeutic activity does not involve any prescriptions with side effects, but rather the power of creativity and socialization.
"The findings of this study are exciting because they clearly show the potential for participation in arts-based groups to influence emotions and emotion regulation in positive ways."