Art therapy is used to help patients or their families increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, and adapt to stressful and traumatic experiences. The objectives of art therapy are to use the creative process to allow awareness and expression of an individual’s deepest emotions.
For people with cancer, these emotions may be about the illness, hospitalization, relationships, or other concerns. The meaning and the power of these emotions often are not easily articulated using verbal communication.
Art therapy sessions are scheduled with a certified Art Therapist, using art as a tool for expression and to assist with coping skills. Available for diagnosed children (cancer & chronic blood disorders), siblings, parents and the family as a whole.