Express, Express, Express
by Fran Young
The Big C Magazine, July-September 2009.
In one of the programs for breast cancer survivors at Doc Randy's Wellness Center, survivors are asked to focus on their breasts and allow spontaneous imagery to surface. They express this imagery on paper, then they're encouraged to release their emotions.
Doc Randy notes, "If we change the imagery in our minds, then it has an effect on our body, mind, and emotions. There are theorists who say that stress has a lot to do with developing cancer.... So we use art therapy to strengthen the immune system."