Pain in the Arts
This is a small 6-week art group for adults who experience daily chronic pain or prolonged illness. This may include (but is not limited to) people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, migraines, trauma or injury, lupus, Lyme disease and others. No art experience is necessary!
Living with chronic pain is an experience shared by many. Because it affects our body, mind, and soul, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is a highly effective way reboot our nervous system. Learning productive coping skills to manage symptoms and connecting with others to share and process our pain experiences will improve the quality of life of those living with chronic pain and conditions.
Participants will explore a range of mindfulness-based skills (breathing, body scans, and guided meditation) using a variety of art activities (collage, drawing and tangle art, paint, ink, self-care and journaling, storytelling and comics) and build their own mindfulness-based art kit for at-home use. Guidance on educational resources regarding creativity, chronic pain and mindfulness will also be available.
We do not currently have the next session of pain in the arts scheduled – if you’d like to be notified when we run the next session, please contact the office.