The creative process has proven to be an extremely valuable source of therapy. I am currently working towards a certificate in Art Therapy and hope to eventually receive my Masters in Art Therapy.
During my undergrad, I have been lucky to work with people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, in hospice care and older men and woman living in nursing homes, guiding them as they use art as a therapeutic process or as a distraction to ease their minds. I was commissioned to create a zentangle booklet for families in hospice care, which is the figure the right. It is amazing to watch how someone can begin a flow state of creativity that will grant them mindfulness and peace during what could be a confusing or stressful situation.