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How Photography and Art Helped Me Overcome PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety


For many years, I suffered from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. The constant feelings of fear, panic, and despair made it difficult for me to function in my daily life. It wasn't until I discovered the healing power of photography and art that I was finally able to find relief.


At first, I was hesitant to try photography and art. I felt like I didn't have the talent or skills to create anything of value. But as I started to experiment with different mediums and techniques, I found that the process of creating art was therapeutic in itself. It gave me a sense of purpose and helped me to focus my thoughts and emotions in a positive way.


Through photography, I was able to capture the beauty of the world around me, even during my darkest moments. I found that focusing on the details of my surroundings helped to ground me in the present moment, and gave me a sense of calmness and control. Whether it was the colors of a sunset, the textures of a building, or the lines of a landscape, photography allowed me to see the world in a new way.


As I continued to explore different forms of art, I discovered that each medium brought its own unique benefits. Through each medium, I was able to tap into my inner creativity and find a sense of self-expression that I had never experienced before.


The act of creating art became a form of therapy for me. It allowed me to process my emotions in a safe and healthy way, and gave me a sense of control over my thoughts and feelings. It also gave me a sense of accomplishment and pride, as I saw the tangible results of my efforts.


Today, I am proud to say that photography and art have played a major role in my journey towards healing and recovery. They have given me a sense of purpose, allowed me to express my emotions in a healthy way, and provided me with a positive outlet for my creativity. I am grateful for the healing power of art, and I encourage anyone who is struggling with PTSD, depression, or anxiety to give it a try. You never know what kind of beauty and healing you may discover through the process of creation.

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Apr 18, 2023

Elli, this is so uplighting, inspiring & powerful to read.

Your going from strength to strength & I'm loving following your positivity & honesty, on a subject that effects many (myself included)

Your future is bright Elli🥳

Best Wishes

Hazel Dunbar ❤️

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Thank you so much Hazel for taking the time to read my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! Your kind words mean a lot to me and I'm glad that you enjoyed my writing. I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. Thanks again and I hope you have a great day! 😊🙌 #Blogging #Grateful #BlogCommunity

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