Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities by Faculty of Art and Design, CONVASH 2019, 2 November 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Visual Media as a Means of Psychological Therapy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294778,
        author={Sayid  Mataram and Deny Tri Ardianto},
        title={Visual Media as a Means of Psychological Therapy},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities by Faculty of Art and Design, CONVASH 2019,  2 November 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CONVASH},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={media visual resilience traumatic healing therapies psychology},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294778}
    }
    
  • Sayid Mataram
    Deny Tri Ardianto
    Year: 2020
    Visual Media as a Means of Psychological Therapy
    CONVASH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2019.2294778
Sayid Mataram1,*, Deny Tri Ardianto1
  • 1: Faculty of Arts and Design, UniversitasSebelasMaret, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: sayidmataram@staff.uns.ac.id

Abstract

There are many cases of psychological disorders and one of the causes isthe sufferers’ high levels of stress. Fine art can be utilized as a therapeutic medium for psychological disorders by using media displayed either visually or audio-visually. This research was a qualitative phenomenological research that applied descriptive methods to review the role and variety of visual media in dealing with psychological problems. The range of visual media studied included illustrations, comics, films and interactive animation. The use of visual media results in benefits that improve resilience in people with psychological disorders. Resilience is an effort to relieve stress and harmonize the mind which will bring out the latent capacity of psychological disorder sufferers to overcome their psychological trauma and protect them from their mental disorders.