Art therapy and dance therapy in the therapeutic education department for chronic diseases
Since 2005, teenaged patients suffering from obesity and diseases caused by this have been supported by a dance and drama therapist and since 2018 they are treated also by an art therapist and psycologist. These therapies enables them to express the experiences of their disease in other ways than with mere words. Dance, paint and drawing allow the patients to express their emotions. This mobilises their resources and strengthens their confidence.
The innovative program "Contrepoids gamille" is targeted at overweight children who participate in single and group sessions together with their also-overweight parents.
Prof. Dr. Alain Golay, Head of Division, Service de l’enseignement thérapeutique pour maladies chroniques
Dr. Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, médecin responsable du programme „Contrepoids“
Marie Lanier, art-thérapeute dipl. HES-SO, psychothérapeute MAS
Suzanne Z'Graggen, danse-thérapeute, psychologue FSP
Musictherapy for premature babies in the Development and Growth department
The research program «Accompagner le développement des nouveau-nés par la musique» examines the effect of music and the mother's voice on physiological constants (heart and respiratory rate, apnea) and measures the brain development of premature babies. National Geograpic magazine describes this unique study, supported by the National Fund and the Fondation Art-Thérapie, as one of the world's 12 most important innovations in future medicine.
Prof. Dr. Petra Hüppi, Head of Division
Dr. Manuela Filippa, music-therapist and developmental psychologist