ART OF EXPRESSION

WORKING THE BRAIN DIFFERENTLYLess

WORKING THE BRAIN DIFFERENTLY


The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center offers a fun and supportive social setting to harness creativity, explore purposeful physical movement and an array of emotion through acting techniques. While exercise targets the physical aspects of Parkinson's Disease, recent studies have shown that expressive arts like theatre target the non-motor symptoms by accessing the creative centers of the brain, rewiring neuropathways, lowering stress chemicals, and improving mood and motivation.


The Scientific World Journal article by Hindawi states that "theatre could reduce clinical disability and improve the quality of life of PD patients more efficiently than other complementary therapies because (1) in order to impersonate a character, patients are forced to regain the control of their bodies; and (2) while being part of a group, patients have a high degree of social interaction. The need to regain the control of their bodies and their social functioning is very likely to deeply motivate patients."


The Art of Expression helps the participant through visualizations, mental practice, rhythm, rhyme, improvisation and vocal production.



The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center offers a fun and supportive social setting to harness creativity, explore purposeful physical movement and an array of emotion through acting techniques. While exercise targets the physical aspects of Parkinson's Disease, recent studies have shown that expressive arts like theatre target the non-motor symptoms by accessing the creative centers of the brain, rewiring neuropathways, lowering stress chemicals, and improving mood and motivation.


The Scientific World Journal article by Hindawi states that "theatre could reduce clinical disability and improve the quality of life of PD patients more efficiently than other complementary therapies because (1) in order to impersonate a character, patients are forced to regain the control of their bodies; and (2) while being part of a group, patients have a high degree of social interaction. The need to regain the control of their bodies and their social functioning is very likely to deeply motivate patients."


The Art of Expression helps the participant through visualizations, mental practice, rhythm, rhyme, improvisation and vocal production.


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