John Pratt, Painting with Parkinsons Coordinator
Painting with Parkinsons is now recognized as one of the most effective art therapy programs in the world for people with Parkinson’s.
The program is structured to bring about significant benefits to those that participate, from relief of symptoms such as tremor to reduced feelings of isolation and depression.
The philosophy underpinning Painting with Parkinsons is based on research. The structure used in each workshop is evidence based and emphasises the process and materials of art to lessen the symptoms of Parkinson's through immersion in the creative process.
Overriding all else, there is respect for each individual and an empathetic understanding of the path being travelled by both those with Parkinson's and those who care for them.