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Art Therapy Exercise #11

The objective is to get the client to focus on and understand the connection between their moods and their mental and emotional states.

  • Encourage them to apply meaning to the resulting shape
  • Ask probing questions to help patient identify their mood and its effects on their thoughts and emotions

Tools and Materials You Will Need For This Art Therapy Exercise

  • Paints or markers
  • Color pencils
  • Crayons
  • Plain drawing paper


Have the patient draw two shapes: one shape representing something positive and the other representing something negative. Ask them to draw a bridge that connects the shapes together in some way.