We Care Arts

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Art Promotes Healing For Anxiety and Depression

Jen Swafford has always used art as a way to cope with life while growing up. Painting and using a variety of colors is an activity that she finds very peaceful and it helps to release emotions like stress and grief.  She finds that managing her stress helps with her chronic pain issues.
Jen loves it at We Care Arts.  She loves to learn different art techniques.  She likes to do watercolor and is now learning to paint on glass. She also enjoys painting silk neckties and scarves, and working in polymer clay and multimedia.  Her favorite projects have been painting scarves and doing multimedia, because she had never done those before.

Jen has 2 jobs. She works at the We Care Arts store at Town and Country Shopping Center.  She also works as a wavier provider, with a 16 year old girl with developmental disabilities.  She has been in therapy for her anxiety and depression issues and met a friend there who told her about WCA.  Later, when she had to cut way back on her work hours because of health issues, she started coming to WCA.
Jen could not pick just one favorite thing about being at We Care Arts.  She loves the atmosphere, the people, and getting to make art!

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