A new study has found that participating in arts-based groups has significantly increased positive emotions and decreased negative emotions in both healthy adults and those with mental health illnesses.

During the study, participants discussed several ways in which their participation in arts groups, including choir singing and creative writing, enhanced their individual emotions and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Genevieve Dingle, corresponding author of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology study, states, “The findings of this study are exciting because they clearly show the potential for participation in arts-based groups to influence emotions and emotion regulation in positive ways.”

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