Art therapies in cancer — A non-negligible beauty and benefit
Received Date : 27 Nov 2017
Accepted Date : 26 Dec 2017
Doi: 10.1016/j.jons.2017.12.003 - Article's Language: EN
Journal of Oncological Sciences 4 (2018) 47-48
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Art therapy is a powerful tool involving the use of artisticways of expressionforphysical andmentalhealing as well as the improvement of perception and cognitive functions. Art therapies are used to face the existence of life and death in serious diseases such as cancer, and visually express certain deeply-hidden feelings, such as fear and hope, by stimulating thememory. Through art therapy, cancer patients can express themselves with no need for talent,when they fall short ofwords16. The primary goal is to reveal the feelings of cancer patients and help thembe happy: as psychoanalyst Jung says, “happy state is the creative state”.