♦ Triangle Therapy & Stress Management
Breathing Techniques + Art Therapy
Triangle Therapy is designed to help students reduce their stress and try to integrate their right and left brain hemispheres by doing artistic and mathematical type drawings. Students will draw geometric triangle based patterns while focusing on their breathing.
The human brain is an intricate organ. At approximately 3 pounds, it contains about 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections. Human brain is divided into two halves, or hemispheres. The two sides of brain look very much alike, but there’s a huge difference in how they process information. The human brain is constantly reorganizing itself. It’s adaptable to change, whether it’s physical or through life experience. It’s tailor-made for learning. The left brain is more verbal, analytical, and orderly than the right brain. It’s sometimes called the digital brain. It’s better at things like reading, writing, and computations. The right brain is more visual and intuitive. It’s sometimes referred to as the analog brain. It has a more creative and less organized way of thinking.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function. Their findings might explain why young people who are exposed to chronic stress early in life are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life, as well as learning difficulties (Posted Feb 12, 2014 on Psychology Today)
Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam;
However, continuous anxiety can turn to panic attacks prior and during exams.Extensive research shows the positive effects of breathing, drawing, and color therapy can have on a person both psychologically and physiologically; including decreasing stress and improving immune function.
Lotus Test Prep Foundation, has been practicing triangle therapy on school aged children, and it has become evident that these drawings in conjunction with correct methods of breathing can change the student mood within minutes.
Realize that anxiety can be a “habit”
and that it takes practice to use it as a tool to succeed