People with pain often comment that they find their experiences beyond expression. Talk therapy has been exhausted. There are no words to describe the journey they have taken.
Purposeful activities can aid you in focusing your attention on things other than pain levels. Both drawing and painting are effective ways for people with pain to express their level of suffering or the type of pain they are experiencing. However, art is not limited to drawing and painting. One can sculpt, use objects to create collages or even finger paint to express your emotions. Even cooking is an art!
The ACPA has developed this downloadable resource full of art project suggestions, words of encouragement, and information regarding music therapy to help you manage your pain.