Comments on: Art Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Rana http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-34193 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:39:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-34193 Hi,
I am Rana, I am a painter and an Art teacher. I have breast cancer. I have drawn and painted since childhood, befor I could talk I could draw… I drew stories, dreams, hopes and desires and I lived a little in all of the worlds I created… they released me from my NOW space and I became free of ‘other’! Now I am painting a series of print/paintings called…’Breast plates’ LOL …are these paintings about ‘armour’ to protect my heart? or painted breasts pressed against a canvas leaving an imprint to remember me as I once was?… I don’t know, but I do know that this artist that has always been in me is my best friend and supporter in this journey.

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By: Sean Corey http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-15891 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:58:27 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-15891 Really great article. There’s a lovely non-profit organization named Portable Playhouse that provides a beading art therapy program to women and children: http://www.theportableplayhouse.org/

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By: Patricia Johnson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-9264 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:21:07 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-9264 I am working with an orgnization providing services to underserved, ethnic minority cancer patients. We believe that culturally responsive art therap could provide a very much needed resource for many of our cancer survivors. Any information regarding multi-cultural, or culturally sensitive art therapy programs?

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By: The Face of Art Therapy: Paintings, Poetry and Pristine Settings : Mourning Has Broken http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-7911 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:52:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-7911 […] day-in-the-park will certainly live on in my mind and heart. Knowing how art is cathartic (maybe that’s why the word “art” is in this word), maybe I’ll enroll in […]

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By: Travis Greenman http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-5905 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:43:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-5905 I’m writing a proposal for art therapy — do you have citation of this research study you can send me?

Thanks for your help!

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By: Aslihan Kurt http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-5350 Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:45:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-5350 Hello,
Thank you for sharing all these.
I want to share news from Turkey similar to all those works. I am a psychologist-psychodrama trainer and I am using psychodrama with art therapy techniques. I have a group of women who are breast cancer. Also I am a
psycho-oncologist. I hope creativity will help all , to express themselves. I would like to hear comments about using psychodrama and art therapy techniques both. Because I did’t see any article about it. I will be so glad if you share your ideas. best wishes..

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By: JBBC http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-3177 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:53:52 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-3177 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my Jouneying Beyond Breast Cancer blog recently – I am so glad you did as it has led me to your excellent blog. I really enjoyed reading this post and I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

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By: admin http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-1902 Tue, 19 May 2009 06:21:03 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-1902 @Anna Thanks for the kind words. Regarding easing a group into art therapy…It’s tough to say without knowing the exact situation, but I usually suggest using your best judgment (or the judgment of the person closest to the situation) and feeling out the people in the group. Some may be more comfortable than others, while some will be less comfortable. Maybe you start some off with a project that’s not directly related to the incident, relieving them of a some pressure, yet still initiating them into the process of creativity. Again, use your best judgment here.

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By: Anna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-1674 Tue, 12 May 2009 02:46:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-1674 Thanks for keeping up this site and sharing all of your great ideas! I’m interested to know if you have any ideas on how to get a group “eased into” art therapy projects. In my experience, people are a little scared to enter into the creative process, especially people who have suffered trauma and who would like to avoid remembering their painful past. Looking forward to future posts!

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By: Mariaan http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-893 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:12:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-893 I am working at an organization that helps cancer patients to deal with their disease. We are, however, have a training programme next month where we are having a 3days retreat for the staff to give them training in some admin related issues. We are having 3 hours for rest/recreation and seeing that I am a artist, we are planning to introduce a very informal way of art therapy to our workers.
Something in the line of each one doing an individual painting of themselves as representative of any kind of tree. I am planning on using acrylic paint (which dries in the minimum amount of time).
Do you have any idea or “guidelines” that I can use. We will be about 15 people.

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By: Ansley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-491 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 21:07:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-491 Hi, I graduate high school in 2 months and I want to go to school to be an Art Therapist for children with cancer. Any ideas how I should go about doing this?

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By: Kelee Katillac http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-helps-breast-cancer-patients/#comment-468 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 03:16:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=122#comment-468 This is great news! Cancer–as it is so prevalent and relatable to many people–is a good test subject to reveal the overall postive results of art therapy in general.
With less understanding of the cause and effect relationships in our lives this illuminates that creative expression is healing and a must for all of us. And for those in crisis a humane and gentle therapy.

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