My name is Kathi and I am back to support Children’s Hospital Colorado by riding on the Ponzio Pedalers Team, to support the art therapy program at Children's.
Creative arts therapy uses the arts to help children express, create, and heal in an open and supportive environment. Art, music, dance, movement, and yoga become tools for communication, emotional release and, ultimately, healing.
As quoted by an adolescent recovering from an eating disorder, "I believe in all sincerity that art saved my life, or at least my soul. In art, I find a safe place to be my true self."
The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program has provided services to children since 2005, when Craig Ponzio made a generous donation. His contribution allowed Children's Hospital Colorado to establish this comprehensive creative arts therapy program. It includes masters- and doctoral-level creative arts therapists, dedicated studio spaces and exhibition galleries.
The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children's Colorado offers art, dance and movement, music, and yoga therapies. The program helps children to identify, explore and transform emotional and psychological difficulties. By giving kids an outlet for creative expression, creative arts therapy can help kids get better, faster.
Please take a moment and watch the short video. Christiana was a former patient who participated in the arts therapy program. We want to be able to help more kids!
Thank you for your support!