Can be a refuge from the intense emotions associated with illness.
In particular, molding clay can be a powerful way to help people express these feelings through tactile involvement at a somatic level.
There are no limits to the imagination in finding creative ways of expressing grief and relieve anxiety.
Through the movement of mind and body in a creative way, stress and anxiety can be relieved, and other health benefits can be achieved as well.
Movement-based creative expresssion focuses on a nonverbal, primarily physical, forms of expression as psychotheapeutic or healing tools.
Theatre or Acting has both cognitive and psychological well-being measures, specifically word and listening recall, problem solving, self-esteem, and psychological well-being.
Theatre - Acting
Individuals who have written about their own traumatic experiences exhibit statistically significant improvements in various measures of physical health, reductions in visits to physicians, and better immune system functioning. Writing increases health and wellness in a varied ways.
Music therapy with cancer patients have been reported in the literature: increases in hospital patients' sense of control, promotion of wellness and healthy aspects of patients' lives, reductions in pain and increases in immunity, decreases in anxiety, and reductions in psychological and physical symptoms.