Case Study 1 :INDIVIDUAL WITH QUADRIPLEGIA RENEWS
HER SPIRIT THROUGH THERAPEUTIC ART
Unable to move her limbs, she quietly holds a paintbrush in her mouth. Her style of painting is displayed through long brushstrokes of watercolor. She nature paintings were reminiscent of her frequent visits to the eastern shore riding horses. During each session “Classical” music set the atmosphere for the creative process.
Through The Feather's Touch therapeutic art sessions she was able to establish control with holding the paintbrush in her mouth as well as strengthening muscles of the neck, enhancing concentration and dexterity. Her earlier paintings showed unintended marks as she was timid with handling the paintbrush.
As the sessions progressed weekly, she was able to gain control of each brushstroke. Her later paintings displayed more detail and creative expression. It became evident that she no longer focused on the disability, but more on the things that brought her joy. It was rewarding to observe the restoration of her self-worth.