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The Integrative & Creative Arts Therapy program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offers monthly support groups — as well as individual sessions* — complimentary for oncology patients. The program includes both music and art therapies that provide an innovative, evidence-based approach to symptom management and emotional support. Our creative arts therapists use live music and art media during the therapy process, to improve a cancer patient’s overall quality of life and well being – physiologically, emotionally neurologically and spiritually.

*By referral

Benefits of Music Therapy

  • Decreases anxiety and feelings of isolation
  • Decreases pain perception
  • Improves verbal/non-verbal communication
  • Increases reality orientation
  • Increases socialization, sense of hope and autonomy
  • Increases strength/endurance
  • Promotes a relaxing environment
  • Promotes motor activity
  • Provides sensory stimulation
  • Provides stress management and emotional support
  • Stimulates cognition

Music Therapy Support Groups & Programs

Survivorship Choir

Experience the benefits of singing for wellness with other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and friends. No experince required.

  • Available: Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

Therapeutic Drumming

Stressed? Anxious? Or just want to have fun? There's a drum for that!

  • Available: Every 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

Coping with Music: A Support Group for Patients & Caregivers

Patients and caregivers discuss and use music therapy experiences to cope with cancer.

Neuro-Oncology Group

  • Available: every 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

General Oncology Group

  • Available: Every 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

 

Benefits of Art Therapy

  • Decreases anxiety
  • Decreases symptoms of depression
  • Develops coping strategies
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Increases emotional/self-awareness
  • Increases personal growth and social interaction
  • Promotes fine motor skills
  • Provides stress management

Art Therapy Support Groups & Programs

Healing Through Art: A Support Group for Patients & Caregivers

Participants discuss and use art therapy group experiences to copy with cancer in a supportive environment.

Neuro-Oncology Group

  • Available: Every 4th Thursday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

General Oncology Group

  • Available: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

Art Therapy Open Studio

Express your creative self by experimenting with various art materials and techniques. No experience required.

  • Available: Every Monday
  • Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Location: Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Orlando, Suite 288

Inpatient Expressive Art Therapy Group

Patients and caregivers experience the healing and beneficial aspects of artmaking in this inpatient group.

  • Available every Tuesday at 1:30pm in the WT10 Conference Room
  • Available every Wednesday at 1:30pm in the WT12 Conference Room

Schedule a Session

Group services are open to both patients and their caregivers. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact FH.Integrative.Creative.Arts.Therapy@flhosp.org or call 407-303-5685.