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Why Creativity Matters?


“Cancer patients are increasingly turning to alternative and complementary therapies to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and boost their ability to cope with stress. Art therapy provides a distraction that allows patients to focus on something positive instead of their health for a time, and it gives patients something they can control.” -Director of the Cancer Pain Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Judith Paice, PhD, RN

“Art therapy brings familiar materials and the universal language of visual expression to the foreign land of medicine.  Art therapy in the medical setting offers the potential for humanizing the health care experience and empowering patients to engage their intuitive, creative wisdom in the work of getting well.”  Medical Art Therapy for Children by  C. Malchiodi