I have completed my journey through the Magic Happens ebook. I am certain to read it again and again.
I was stopped on page 160 to realize the date (here, anyway) that I contacted you about the book was the anniversary of Bob’s passing, Nov 17, 2017.
I was diagnosed in 2017.
My MacBook screen is still sitting on pages 160-161 as I enjoy ‘ Pink Landscape.’
It is not enough to merely say “thank you.” Please know that I feel a deep well of gratitude for having run across your endeavors; the ground work and your dedication to holding Painting with Parkinsons sessions.
I have had several contacts in the last few months from persons able and willing to incorporate artistic endeavors, largely painting, for persons with Parkinson’s in their museum or community settings as well as a request to assist with a creativity program at the next WPC in Barcelona. I shared info about you and this program along with some others to help them.
I am an unlikely person to help them but each of them “found” me through some online writing and sketching posts. What matters most is that they are able to offer art activities to persons with Parkinson’s. I have experienced a combination of not-too-successful to more successful sessions. The least successful session occurred when I led a group the way the sponsor wanted, which wasn’t in tune with my gut. I learned. I am still learning.
Your book and many things I have been studying are helping me help others. I just wanted you to know.
I have been watching and reading with interest this beautiful activity that PLWP greatly benefit from. If you could convey my congratulations to Nancy and the team of volunteers for bringing something so important into the lives of people living with Parkinsons.
I am an occupational therapist and an artist living in Philadelphia PA. My goal is to begin offering painting groups in my area as a leisure activity and means of self expression for the population of patients with PD I see regularly. I would love any guidance on how to structure classes, specifically for clients who have little to no art experience.
I’m a professor of visual arts at Rede Sarah, a network of Brazilian rehabilitation hospitals.
I have many patients with Parkinson's disease, and particularly, they are my passion.
I was very touched by your work and would like to get to know you better.
Reading the book can greatly benefit my daily practice with patients.
I would like to buy the ebook. I'm an art therapist currently working with Parkinson's patients in Thailand.
I am an art teacher in Detroit, Michigan ... painting with students who have Parkinson's. I would love to learn more about your work!
As a Community Arts Worker promoting the therapeutic value of creativity, I'm hoping this book/ video will be a useful tool in my practice!
I'm a movement disorders specialist and was interested in finding meaningful gifts for our group's staff. I came across your website and wondered whether you have any prints or notecards from the artists in your program? As people who spend their days helping people with Parkinson's Disease, I think seeing the beauty of your program would be really inspiring.
I came across your website as I was researching art therapy for patients with Parkinson’s. My father has PD- he is retired now and is very gifted with painting and very artistic. I am a speech pathologist and work with him on his voice and cognitive tasks. Since retirement, he has thrived with more right-brain tasks, such as painting, landscaping, and woodwork. I was checking to see if your program is available in the US, and specifically in Texas? I think he would greatly enjoy it. Thank you for your time and for the amazing work you do benefitting people with PD.
Thank you for helping so many people with PD. I am a former neuroscience researcher with an interest in PD and it's practical implications for the spiritual and intellectual changes and opportunities it creates. I have a copy of your chapter in Arts Therapies & Progressive Illness and found it most helpful... I will then be a qualified Transpersonal Arts in Therapist. My particular interest will be in the use of painting to enhance the joy of peoples lives with PD. I would great value obtaining a copy of 'Magic Happens'.
I would like to correspond with Nancy directly to learn further about this inclusion for the patients seen here in Malaysia. Thank you very much.
I am a carer for my father who suffers from Parkinsons. His doctor suggested that painting would be a good past time for him. He is 81 and lives in a self care villa at a nursing home with my mum and they do not socialise or get out much.
Tingey Painting with Parkinsons program (TINCAN™)