Cooking and baking is mental therapy

There are some studies that show the people who tend to cook from scratch often get more enjoyment and more fulfillment from cooking. This means that baking a meal will likely provide a better psychological boost than heat a pre cooked meal.

October 18, 2020

Cooking and baking as therapy

Cooking and baking as a form of a stress relief is now recommended for people dealing with a wide range of health conditions, including depression, anxiety, chronic stress, eating disorders, ADHD and addiction.

Studies prove that preparing meals for yourself or others is therapeutic, backed by mental health experts and researchers.

Coping mechanism

Right now, baking has become a coping mechanism for many to get their minds off of what’s going on with the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychologists explain that baking puts your consciousness in the present.

Baking, according to psychologists, triggers our senses of smell, touch, taste and then, finally seeing our end result. They say having something tangible to show for your work will bring a feeling of accomplishment.

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It can take your mind off of what is going on in the world and give you something else to focus on…

Psychologically, cooking is what’s called behavioral activation. To put together a good meal, you have to be engaged and present. You need to taste, make snap judgments, add or subtract heat. It’s a positive mindful activity filled with easy, achievable goals.

Physically, cooking satisfies an immediate need and offers quick gratification.

An escape

Cooking is a technique used for therapy all around the world.

An article on Psychology Today explains how culinary therapy is a widely known and proven technique used for treatment by some mental health experts and clinics to this day to help people endure different psychological problems. Being home most of the time, people looked out for distractions to elude the horrific news reported globally… writing music, painting, diy projects…so why not cooking?

Cook something, just anything that can help you mentally and emotionally.