Parkinson's Fighter: Christiane

“Since I am working as an art-therapist at the Rehazenter, I am dealing with neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, on a daily basis. Art therapy offers a wide range of possibilities for neurological rehabilitation, physically as well as mentally. For Parkinson’s patients, art therapy helps to train and maintain fine motor skills but also has a positive effect on their well-being. Depending on the objectives defined beforehand, we can use different artistic activities to work on focus, attention or task planning. With art therapy, I see each patient as a whole. I give them the opportunity to express themselves in a non-verbal way, to find emotional balance again thanks to a creative activity and to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. One of the main goal of art therapy is to have the positive effect of the sessions gradually spread across the daily life.”