Have you ever wanted to sink your hands into piece of clay and rip it apart when you’re angry or upset? Imagine using an art form, like clay, or paint, or photography as a way to control your pain. You might be surprised to find out just how effective art therapy manages your symptoms.
Rachel Lozano has lived with pain for 18 years due to a spinal tumor and many surgeries. She continues her remarkable story of overcoming substantial muscle and nerve pain through art therapy. Megan Robb, art therapist and assistant professor in art therapy counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides more insight into who’s best suited for art therapy, what kind of art forms are used, and how it can alleviate painful symptoms.