Fatigue, anxiety, depression and the loss of self-confidence are just a few of the effects cancer patients experience during treatment. AdventHealth offers a comprehensive music and art therapy program devoted to cancer patients and their caregivers to meet these physical and emotional needs.
Credentialed therapists with the Integrative and Creative Arts Therapy program incorporate a variety of techniques that address different needs and symptoms. Songwriting and art compositions help express emotional pain, while playing musical instruments helps patients focus and serve as a distraction from their physical pain.
Through the generosity of our community, individual and group therapy is available at no cost to people receiving in-patient and out-patient treatment, as well as cancer survivors.
This program is a great example of the whole-person care we offer at the hospital, said Rich Moats, manager of the Integrative and Creative Arts Therapy Program. From pain symptoms to emotional support, our therapies serve to put the patient back in the center of their care so they can get the best possible outcomes and quality of life.