Chai Cancer Care

Art Therapy

To provide a safe, creative way for people with cancer and their families to explore and express their emotions, fears and anxieties about the cancer and treatment that otherwise they may find difficult to communicate.

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Situation

Being diagnosed with or receiving treatment for cancer can bring up a whole range of feelings that can be difficult to deal with. These feelings might centre around one’s illness, or past or present personal circumstances. Those affected by cancer can suppress their emotions, grief and may suffer from anxiety and depression. They may have difficulty expressing or communicating their true feelings. Those with cancer may be living with pain and discomfort following their treatment

Solution

Art therapy is an activity that allows people to express difficult feelings that might be hard to put into words. It can be a safe way for people with cancer and their families to explore emotions such as anger, fear and anxiety about the cancer and treatment. Some adults and children find it easier to express difficult emotions and painful times through being creative, rather than trying to talk things through.Reports suggest that art therapy can improve patients quality of life

  • When doing doing my art i don't feel the pain

    — Mr R

  • When doing doing my art i don't feel the pain

    — Mr R