Creative Therapy at Bolton Hospice

Our next moment comes from the Bolton Hospice who provide specialist care & support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families. They are a charity and their services are free; they tell us about their moment here…

“‘Live Well Make Art’ … this happens every week at Bolton Hospice as part of the support services for out-patients in the day unit and in the ward. During the 100 Moments Week this will take place at Bolton Hospice Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th.

The patients attending engage in art and craft activities as part of their wellbeing – sharing stories, creating new memories and expressing themselves through art. Some patients make gifts for family and friends, put together memory boxes or put part of their story into a picture. Sometimes Hospice Poet, Phil Isherwood, will use a story or a picture as inspiration a poem. Some examples of the patients’ art can be seen below.

When patients engage in art and share stories it helps to remind them of the creative nature of life and their own identity as a creative person. To put something of their story into a gift, a painting, a poem is so important to wellbeing

 

Creative therapy is part of the range of our services that help in the wellbeing of patients and their families. It gives patients the opportunity to use expressive and creative skills in individual or group work. Involvement in creative projects can give a sense of achievement through arts and crafts, such as drawing, painting, weaving, embroidery, scrap-booking and recording memories.

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Our Creative Therapist tailors activities to each individual patient and supports them in expressing themselves through creative therapy. Patients’ can also express their memories and stories in art – which can create a lasting gift for families and friends.”

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A big thank you to Bolton Hospice for sending us their moment!

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