We firmly believe in a holistic approach to Parkinson’s therapy, which is why InMotion programs are designed with physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing in mind. One of our most popular classes, art therapy, encompasses all three areas of healing: it’s a fine motor exercise, a creative outlet and a meditative practice all in one.
Creative expression has the unique ability to allow a person to momentarily set aside their limitations and challenges, and to focus instead on creating something of personal significance and value.
One of our founders, Allan Goldberg, is a testament to the healing power of creative expression. A prolific artist, Mr. Goldberg once said that, despite being confined to a wheelchair, oil painting made him feel as if he were moving. And it’s the healing power of that movement that has become both the foundation and mission of InMotion.
InMotion has developed an art workshop to help clients manage the symptoms of movement disorders and enjoy the many benefits of artistic expression.
Open to both clients and care partners, community members will gather together to share stories and learn from one another. Multiple fine art media will be introduced, including oil pastels, watercolors, soft pastels, and acrylic paint. Participants will be encouraged to create work of their own inspiration and all will work to complete a piece by the end of each class meeting.