« L´art sauvera le monde »
Art is born from the need of human beings to express and materialise a feeling. Following this thought, we see art as a means of coping with our human condition. We see suffering and distress expressed through art, but also in the relationship of the artist with the world and with nature.
Art is an all-consuming and a personal experience of sensory, emotional and aesthetic perception. In addition, art makes it possible for a dialogue to exist between the perceiver and the artist. Thus, we are constantly being nurtured by art consciously and unconsciously. Due to this nurturing of who we are through art, practising art and being exposed to it, allows us to develop and enrich: our imagination, our creativity and our critical and aesthetic view of the world. The artistic experience brings out, without a doubt, a unique link with oneself and with the other.
“Bringing art into someone’s life through activities such as dancing, singing, or going to museums and concerts gives us an additional key to improving our physical and mental health.” Quote from Dr Piroska Östlin, World Health Organisation Regional Director for Europe.
According to the report of the World Health Organisation, art has a positive influence on mental health by reducing stress and improving self-confidence.
For all these reasons, we have chosen the works of art exhibited at PsyCol with care. The presence of works of art in our centres serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, you receive in a welcoming and lively atmosphere, while enjoying the proven benefits of art in health and well-being. On the other hand, we will support the artists whose works touch us and arouse your curiosity through the works exhibited.
Together, we are better!
Always in accordance with our four fundamental values – cooperation, integration, professionalism and care – PsyCol is part of a synergy of networking with partners outside the collective. Among mental health professionals, peer-to-peer sharing and cooperation is far more important than competition. Indeed, convinced that it is illusory to think that we know how to do everything, we are concerned that networking allows us to respond to a maximum of people’s needs and requests while leading us to therapeutic “success”. For these reasons, we put all our efforts in building and expanding a community of partners who share the same values as us. To see some of our partners, please click here.