ever find yourself just losing yourself whilst drawing, painting or playing an instrument?
even though i cant paint for shit i often find myself in a totally different space when im drawing or painting.
With painting its even more effective because you can see the colors and how they react to eachother.
sometimes however its the other way round, as we start progressing in art and our goals become higher we usually get disappointed with our creations, so the ideal would be to be able to draw with the same mindset as you did back as a child, celebrating the creative process itself instead of worrying about the end product.
id say that art has both healing/calming qualities, but it also can have disturbing qualities, it all depends what is being protrayed in that particular piece and how it effects the viewer.