A cancer diagnosis is one of the most feared and serious life events that causes stress in individuals and families. Cancer disrupts social, physical and emotional well-being and results in a range of negative emotions, including anger, fear, sadness, guilt, and feeling that you are alone in this battle. A cancer experience has radical consequences and is an existential challenge to the patient and their family. The development of modern cancer care has brought openness to new trends of integration and holistic thinking. The idea that patients with cancer may benefit from musical and art experiences along with physical exercises and movement techniques has been supported by music, art and movement therapy research. These therapies not only help patients cope with their negative emotions, they can also be used to benefit patients in a multitude of ways. Music and art are the most fundamental and unique forms of art that affects people spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically. Movement techniques and exercises help patients live a healthier lifestyle and help them become more confident that they are able to stand and walk and move alone and depend on themselves. The importance of such therapies, is that they are designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication and promote physical rehabilitation. Not to mix up, these therapies don’t prevent the disease and don’t cure cancer, but they have a great impact on the mood of the patients, where lots of studies showed that they help in managing pain and improving the health-related quality of life for the patients and their families and caregivers.
Barbara Nassar Association supports patients morally by applying these techniques with the patients and their families throughout the year.
In addition to that, we arrange patient tours to explore Lebanon and spend quality life to enjoy their days in nature. Also, we celebrate few occasions with the patients such as Father's Day, Mother's Day and Christmas.
Patients suffer a lot since the first day of Cancer. Their mental health is affected and they have so many negative thoughts about their future. Complementary therapy such as Art and Music Therapy, Breathing Technique, Life Coaching… support and empower the patients and their family members to overcome this tough stage. We are offering Art and Music Therapy with other complementary therapies for Cancer Patients and their families throughout the year under the supervision of qualified and specialized therapists.