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EAP: Mental Talks: Art & Madness


To learn the general difference between mental health and disorder

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process”.

Vincent van Gogh

Art is linked with inspiration, emotions, full involvement and… madness. Art and creativity have always had their associations with mental illness and strange but powerful personalities. These associations have not been without reason. Many famous artists had their mental disorder. Examples include Vincent Van Gogh, Ludwig Von Beethoven and many more.

We will discuss how science explains the link between extraordinary talent and mental issues. We will look at the most powerful paintings and works of art and how they affect our emotions.

We will try to answer the biggest questions in art such as: If Van Gogh or other artists like him visited psychotherapist would they produce such a great pieces of art? How this process of curing would influence their work? And would they be who they were if they were mentally strong people? What is mental health? – and many more.

We will speak about art therapy or curing through art. We will present some of the principles of this therapeutic method and will try some of its techniques to illustrate its power. Then new question question arise: Why the biggest artist in history of art had still mental issues if the art is the cure for so many people?

And last but not least we will enjoy our time with great masterpieces and the pleasure and inspiration we experience in front of a great works of art.


  • We will discuss some scientific researches in the field of creative psychology
  • Will learn bout some mental disorders 
  • Will inform you about successful techniques in art therapy
  • We will present basic ideas and information in the field of history of art


  • Up-to-date presentation of information and research in the field.
  • Sharing interesting facts about lives of great artist and performers 
  • Discussing the signs and criteria for mental disorder
  • Self-assessment form – art therapeutic technique 


In the planned workshop are invited to participate people from JUST EAT TAKE AWAY

Duration:  60 minutes