Art therapy reduces teenage girls' headaches.
by UW News, washington.edu
- In order to combat teenage stress, some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programs.
- The University of Washington has explored art-based mindfulness programs in order to alleviate teenage girls' headaches, a common side effect of stress.
- After 3 weeks of twice weekly therapy sessions, the girls reported a 40% drop in headaches; a result which endured 7 weeks after the study had ended.
- While the girls reported fewer headaches as a result of the art therapy sessions, their reported stress levels had not changed much.