5.29.2009

People Fascinate Me

I am doing an art therapy apprenticeship right now (internship) and it is so interesting. Because of HIPAA laws, I can't go into details but our patients' stories are all so unique and interesting! Every person comes with their own histories and reasons for needing therapy in their life. It is amazing to me how much these people and the ones around them have had to go through in life-on top of the medical aspects or in other cases, the complex set of medical reasons piled on top of each other!

It is giving me a new sense of trying to respect what people are going through because we can never really know just by "looking" or talking to someone...just how I now appear healthy and "normal" (whatever that is!) to a stranger...

The apprenticeship is also giving me more admiration for art therapy and what little things can do for healing or making someone's day!

Today, I am grateful for a neat apprenticeship, time for reading for leisure this week, getting certified again in CPR, friends, family and God!

Rachel

4 comments:

Ria said...

Amen to that:)

Lindsay said...

That sounds so interesting! Good job for getting certified in CPR again, me too! I bet these people have great stories...:)

LK said...

Art therapy is doing wonders for me. I know you will be able to help many others, with your compassion and your art.

jaime said...

Hey Rach! It's been a while since I've had time to read all the blogs I used to, but I'm finally catching up! I agree with you -- everyone's story is so interesting, and we all have one.....that's what I love about medicine, the chance to listen and be a part of all the stories! When I did psychotherapy in a hospital, my patients often times taught and healed ME, as well!