During art therapy sessions, patients are given the opportunity to make choices and gain control in an environment where they don’t always have those options. Tapping into the creative process helps children, teens, and their families work through the stresses of illness and gives voice to unexpressed thoughts and emotions. Your support will help children in our care experience one hour of art therapy with a certified art therapist.
Music therapy listens to the whole child, brings forth their abilities and gives opportunities for creative self-expression. It provides space for a kid to be a kid, allowing the child to express all the wonder, creativity and inspiration they have to share with the world. Your support will help children in our care experience one hour of music therapy with a certified music therapist.
Studies have shown that coloring helps reduce stress and promote relaxation by calming the part of the brain that engages our fear and stress response, focusing the mind on the present moment. Coloring books engage children’s creative and active enthusiasm, all while developing a child’s hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Your support will fund a weeks worth of an 8-page coloring book featuring the Hospital’s very own UnMonsters, available for the children visiting St. Joseph’s emergency rooms and pediatric clinics.