• «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 Winterthur (KSW), Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum SPZ

Art and music therapy
Psychosomatic disorders (e.g. eating disorders, emotional and behavioural disorders), school absenteeism, regulation disorders

Art and design therapy was introduced in 1998 already. Music therapy followed in 2004. Two therapists support the in-patient long-term patients as an important part of the multi-disciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, social pedagogues and other specialists. Art and music therapy are part of a multimodal treatment concept that includes families closely in the treatment. The children and teens also attend the hospital school. Patients use both therapy forms to support them in expressing their inner voices and processing the stress from their disease.

Dr. Kurt Albermann, Chefarzt Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum
Susanne Fodor, Dipl. Kunst-und Gestaltungstherapeutin
Claudia Hablützel, Musiktherapeutin SFMT