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FSU researchers aim to reduce student stress with art therapy

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 18:04:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Researchers at Florida State University are trying to reduce stress in college students through mindfulness-based art therapy.

And it's all online.

The MBAT is accessible to students online through the Canvas portal. That's a learning platform where students can access class materials.

It involves something like a breathing exercise or yoga practice, followed by handling clay, all while keeping in mind a prompt to enhance mindfulness.

At the end of the study, students reported reduced anxiety and stress symptoms.