While the left brain is typically where analytical thinking, objectivity, numbers, and language reside, the right brain is where our intuition, subjectivity, creativity, and emotions reside.
Talking about your emotions can be very helpful, however that means asking the left brain to talk about what's going on in the right brain. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the right brain talk about what's going on inside itself?
So what is the "language" of the right brain?
It's one thing to talk about your emotions - it's another thing to draw them. When you draw your emotions, you let the right brain speak to you in its own language. You bypass the analytical left brain that wants to grab them and pick them apart and tap directly into the area of the brain where those emotions reside so that they can flow effortlessly from you. Instead of continuing to spin in circles like hamsters in your head, those thoughts, emotions, and images flood out of your head and beautifully onto the page.
The messages received through drawing are consistently richer and from a much deeper place than words can muster. After all, "A picture is worth 1,000 words". Emotional healing is accelerated, and you feel more "clear-headed" and at peace...