Comments on: Art Therapy Relieves Cancer Patients at St. Luke’s http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: June Wilson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-15593 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:10:30 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-15593 Are you having an art show in 2012?

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By: Cathalena http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-3681 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 18:12:55 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-3681 I was trained in art education at teacher’s college and taught art to children and adolescents over a four year period. I was always enthusiastic about the students’ responses but I have found that since I have been using art to help cancer patients and seen how it has literally removed glumness and drabness from their faces, I beleive it may be a sure way to aid in the reduction of stress and cancer development. I have been doing this since July of this year and recently I got a call from the Patient Services Manager, asking me to do something similar for the hospital staff. I love art and think it is one of the most healing expressions easily available to man. I hope more and more art may be used to help reduce many of society’s problems.

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By: Phyllis Klein http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-90 Mon, 05 May 2008 21:52:13 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-90 Thanks very much for posting this and also for the comment, Tomas. I work as a poetry therapist, a “subsection” of art therapy that involves using the written word for healing. I joined Art For Recovery at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco and worked there as an intern one-half a day a week for over a year. I did many things, mostly sitting in waiting rooms in various parts of the hospital talking and writing with patients and families, as well as setting up bulletin boards with writing prompts for people to write responses. What I found was a lot of love, and also much wisdom and growth that came back to me. I agree that the support and caring for patients battling life-threatening illness in the hospital setting is an essential part of the healing process. I also believe that the creation process, even a small squiggle of a snake, or a few words that express how hope can be found in times of crisis, is a very important part of healing the human spirit. Thanks again for this article. Best wishes, Phyllis

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By: Tomas http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-56 Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:32:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/cancer/art-therapy-relieves-cancer-patients-at-st-lukes/#comment-56 Good post. Your article perfectly depicted the heart of the art therapy. It’s magical power rests not in the helping other to make the certain artworks, but in sharing of the love. While reading your post, I was rejoicing not over what was made from a clay, but set back in awe toward the love that supported the sick by renewing their trust and bridging the hearts. Thank you for the uplifting article indeed.
Art therapy deals with the loneliness of the people and the consequent sense of their personal needlessness and total helplessness. The reality threatens, but art therapy comforts by maintaining the love that’s the best medicine.

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