Drawing as a Technique to Lower Anxiety

Friday, October 23, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Psychologists have demonstrated that the simple act of drawing can alleviate anxiety. Even without formal training, drawing for just a few minutes a day can help us lower our sense of stress and feel happier and more relaxed. In this workshop we’ll explore several approaches to drawing, rooted in meditation and in drawing what the eye sees, as a way to distract the mind and relax the body. Participants are encouraged to bring some unlined paper and a pencil or pen to the workshop. No previous experience necessary!


  • William Doan, PhD
  • Moderator: Christine Krewson

This workshop is open to Penn State faculty, students, and staff as part of Penn State Abington’s Health Humanities Symposium 2020: “Inspiring Change for Difficult Times,” to be held Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23. This year, the symposium will be held virtually (on Zoom). Attendance is free but registration is required. For more information, please visit