LINE AND COLOUR CREATION-ART THERAPY FOR PSYCHOTIC PATIENTS IN THE UILS (UNIT INFORMASI LAYANAN SOSIAL, UNIT OF SOCIAL SERVICE INFORMATION) MERUYA
Art Therapy is one of the solutions that might be applied in the movement of pursuing mental health awareness within the Indonesian society. The methods in Art Therapy combine the approaches from art, design and psychology altogether with the other disciplines. One of the examples is the line and colour-creation art therapy. This method might be applied to the patients of mental health disorder such as psychotic. The introduction of line and colour-creation into the art therapy has been inspired by the visual introduction that the infants experience for the very first time. Within the line and colour, there are light intensity, thin and thick line intensity, hand pressure intensity during the sketching activities, emotion intensity that goes after the thick and thin line intensity and also colour intensity altogether with the colour category namely hot, warm and cold. All of these aspects might be benefitted for the recovery process in terms of emotion, self-expression and selfactualization. Then, the line and colour creation-art therapy integrates all kinds of art under comfortable and non judgmental situation
in order to facilitate the recovery process of the psychotic patients. To use art expressively means to enter the inner space within an individual’s heart in order
to find the inner feelings and to express these inner feelings in the form of visual art, movement, voice, writings and drama. This process encourages the freedom, the self-understanding, the insight and also trigger the creativity and the transpersonal awareness so that the recovery period might be increased by
expressing the feelings onto a sheet of paper. In this case, the position of art as an existential phenomenon becomes a bridge that unites rite, imagination and fantasy in such a way that other activities might be unable to perform since the objective of art is to represent the significance of an individual’s inner feeling instead of outer appearance. In other words, art might be considered as a symbolic form of human’s feelings. Departing from this elaboration, the researcher would like to initiate the implementation of a Community Service Program in UILS (Unit Informasi Layanan Sosial, Unit of Social Service Information) Meruya Selatan under the authority of Bina Laras Harapan Sentosa 1 Social Homes Cengkareng. The results of the Community Service Program are expected to increase the rate of psychotic patients’ recovery process by means of expression painting therapy for overcoming the mental health disorders.
update: August 19 th 177, 2019.
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