Watching someone who is absorbed in the art of scrapbooking, as the observer you realize that there is more to participating in the hobby. Immersed in memorabilia and photographs, an artist appears to rise above the current stress of this life as the task offers a metal break from hard activities on the day. When shared with friends and loved ones, scrapbooking is also an avenue for spending quality time together while sharing ideas on a similar purpose.
Even as you learn about the benefits of this hobby, you should not accept the words of an insider, you need to try it yourself to believe. I used to work as a construction worker and as we all know, construction job is so physically and mentally demanding and so every weekend I needed something to relax my minds, until one of my friends introduced me to scrapbooking. It was fun and I even out of that art, an idea of becoming a truck driver was born. I realized that truck drivers earn a good salary and I joined in, a job that I enjoy doing alongside scrapbooking during my free time.
The benefits of scrapbooking have long been embraced by St. Jude children research hospital which just launched a therapeutic scrapbooking programs for parents about 10 years ago. According to a study published in the journal of psychology oncology that emphasizes on the influence of the scrapbooking sessions, scrapbooking was found to promote hopefulness as well as help parents expand their support network.
Even if scrapbooking is widely known and practiced all over the world, it’s used as a tool for mental health professionals is just developing. “I hope the experience at St Jude encourages others to try out this art in diverse settings with various groups, both young and old” said Paul McCarthy, a St Jude’s social worker.
Benefits of scrapbooking
One of the benefits of scrapbooking in the joy that one gets after creating a unique piece that calls for great thought and memories sharing.
The next one is the recording of events for great memories in the past, future, and to remember crucial occasions and life events that help to define individuals and families in unique ways.
The quiet and reflective mindset that comes with scrapbooking is a third benefit. In a culture where medication is usually the first resort for coping with stress and anxiety, scrapbooking offers a meaningful and helpful break from the stress of life.
The benefits of normalizing traumatic events such as illness, death or divorce by putting memories in a cohesive yet expressive form means that scrapbooking promotes not only self-expression but also self-healing and a sense of inner peace and healing.
In conclusion, there is also a benefit of self-worth in putting the finishing touches on a signature project, which just like the person who created it is a inimitable creation, scrapbooking is a fun and rewarding hobby that offers hours of enjoyment after the book is complete.