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Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy (MBAT)

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Theresa Van Lith
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A blend of mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation with art therapy directives into brief modules for college students to habitually address symptoms of anxiety and stress. These modules have been designed for online platforms and mobile apps.  There were significant decreases in participants' symptoms of anxiety and perceived stress after the 10-module, 5-week intervention.  The virtual platform offers a less stigmatized help-seeking strategy that is more comfortable to digital natives and allows mental health professionals to remotely facilitate mindfulness-based art therapy, an evidence-based mental health practice with positive psychological and neurobiological implications.