I have to say that CURE is one of my favorite places here in Niamey, Niger. Since coming back from our leave in the States, I have really enjoyed watching and helping a bit with the art therapy. So, now we are connecting with patients through various art forms! Got thinking about how unique each person is and the different ways we connect and bring joy to others. Each person brings his gifts and talents, and I think it really benefits our patients and their families… so, really the sky is the limit, and I love seeing the creativity flowing. Painting, coloring, knitting, gardening, cooking, cutting, drawing, juggling, beading, singing, bubbling, talking, making silly noises/faces, balloon animals, dancing, musical instruments… okay, you get the idea. That is not an exhaustive list. I thought it was fun looking through my pictures and decided to post a few. Enjoy CURE @ PLAY!
We sure do a lot of laughing. I have heard it said that “laughter is the best medicine.” Many of patients need much more than laughter, but it is certainly a part of the healing process.
Originally posted at: http://christinelehman.blogspot.com/2012/09/cure-play.html.