• «Art and music touch places in the young patients where no injection can reach.»
    Petula Clark, singer, songwriter and patron of the Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.»
    Johnny Depp

  • «Music can build bridges where the spoken language cannot.»
    Valeri Gergiev, conductor and opera company director, patron oft he Fondation ART-THERAPIE

  • «In a peripheral hospital, paediatrics is like a safe harbour»
    Dr. Valdo Pezzoli, head physician at the paediatrics department in the regional hospital of Lugano

  • «Art- and music therapy allow the patient to become immerged in another world.»
    C.B., art-therapist at University Children’s Hospital Zurich

  • «It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.»
    D. W. Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst

Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur (KSGR)

Art and music therapy in paediatric and adolescent medicine and the paediatric intensive care ward (Kinder- und Jugendmedizin und Kinder-Intensivpflegestation; KIPS)
Acute and chronic disease, the consequences of accidents, , new-born and premature babies

Since 2012, an art and music therapist has been responsible for patients up to 16 years of age and acting a as a contact for their parents. Most of the time, the therapy is held in the hospital room, often right by the bed. A large mural at the entrance to the department that patients continued working on for a long period of time is a motivating community work. It has been supplemented by an autumn mural that the hospitalised children and their families designed together.

PD Dr. med. Thomas Riedel, Chefarzt und Departementsleiter Kinder-und Jugendmedizin
Karin Rüegsegger, Gestaltungs- und Maltherapeutin