Viktor Frankl described the “will to meaning” as a natural human tendency to search for meaning in life. This commentary briefly describes meaning in life and the process through which it may contribute to clinical health and rehabilitation.
Alberto Osa García
Aphasia is a language disorder that can drastically change one’s communication in daily life, self-esteem, and relationships. But what if a creative therapy can help regain that lost confidence? This is the approach of Le Théâtre Aphasique – the first theatre company to exclusively involve people with aphasia.
Mary Boulos & Conor Sheridan
Where does creativity fit in the field of rehabilitation science? The rehabINK team and illustrators in the Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto have partnered to share their thoughts.
Introducing Issue 6 (Winter 2019) of rehabINK!
This year’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference hosted over 30,000 researchers in San Diego, California. Presentations highlighted how researchers’artistic passions combined with neuroscience can facilitate rehabilitation. This article highlights research and the annual “Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society” lecture by legendary jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny.
There are many ways in which art can be therapeutic. This short commentary features the perspectives of two young artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It explores their experiences and art through the lens of occupational therapy and occupational science, as well as how the role of art may be viewed from the perspective of a motivator for functional goals or a meaningful activity.
Alexandra Thompson & Cori Snow
This article explores creative therapies in rehabilitation. The Creative Works Studio (CWS) provides an example of creative therapies in mental illness and/or addiction rehabilitation. Although founded by an occupational therapist, the CWS has recently lost direct occupational therapy involvement. This article advocates for the inclusion of occupational therapists in programs like the CWS.