The world since Genesis 4 has been against God and His Word and so it is with so-called mental health. ‘Ahead of World Mental Health Day, specialists at an Australian clinic are encouraging people to engage in a collective art therapy project creating a Bodhi Tree for mental wellbeing treatment.
COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions have left many people worrying about their mental health, noted Allied Health Manager and Clinical Psychologist, Deborah Shand. Shand from the Northside Group, with four clinics in Sydney, is promoting easy access to Art Therapy strategies for mental health wellbeing for World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10.
Top therapists at Campbelltown’s, Macarthur clinic, are inviting patients to contribute expressive messages written on leaves for the Bodhi Tree mural (also known as Sacred Fig Tree or People Tree), chosen for its symbology of growth and grounding.
The Art Therapy projected led by a health worker and professional artist Amanat Grewal is part of a broader initiative to offer self-help exercises for people displaying mental health disorders, which have been heightened by restrictions and COVID-19 outbreaks.
Grewal explained that the Bodhi tree Art Therapy project at the Campbelltown clinic is designed to allow space for individuals to express themselves at the clinic.
“The people (Peepal) tree is also called the Bodhi tree, and the natural shape of the leaves are heart-shaped so we thought it would be symbolic for people to talk about mental health in a very loving, very nurturing caring way,” Grewal told the Epoch Times. “We invited all the people associated with Northside or would like to participate in this display of understanding or talking about their life story, essentially putting that on a leaf.”’https://www.theepochtimes.com/bodhi-tree-art-leads-to-better-mental-health_3527432.html
For the Christian believer don’t go to the Bodhi Tree but go to Philippians 4:4-8 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.