At Aurora, we firmly believe in the healing power of art. By exploring different art modalities and expressing emotional experiences through art, you’re better able to process and navigate the many challenges you face during cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Our professional art therapists hold Master’s Degrees in art therapy and are licensed by the State of Wisconsin. They’re skilled in psychological and developmental theories, and are adept at facilitating a therapeutic relationship between you, your therapist, and the artwork.
No previous art experience is needed in order to benefit from art therapy in Milwaukee. This free service is available to all patients, family members, loved ones and caregivers.
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Art therapy has been shown to have amazing benefits for cancer patients, their loved ones and caretakers.
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Aurora offers a variety of art therapy programs for you, your loved ones and caregivers, and Aurora staff.
During Open Studio, you’re free to express yourself creatively through a featured process (where therapists guide the project) or by choosing from a wide variety of available art materials. Our Open Studio sessions are open to all past and current patients, family members, caregivers and staff.
The Visual Narratives Programs gives you and your family the opportunity to create and share your healing journey with others. Over a period of several weeks, you'll create visual narrative pieces that document your unique cancer experience. These pieces are accompanied by written stories and can be displayed by the Vince Lombardy Cancer Clinic at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.
If you're an inpatient, we can bring art therapy to you – either right to your room for an individualized session, or to an infusion clinic. Referrals for inpatient services can be made by calling the art therapy office at (414) 385-2708.
Through our outreach and education programs, we're able to provide one-time art therapy experiences for support groups and staff meetings. These educational sessions are available at many of our Aurora locations. Call (414) 385-2708 to find out more.
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