Christian Farr and Karen Jordan share how the arts help their family on a daily basis.
My wife, Karen Jordan, and I support the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) because ITA is about changing lives and preserving our well-being, especially now.
Our family experiences the impact of the arts daily. My brother is a professional artist, whose work adorns our children’s bedrooms. Our daughter recently lost her beloved doll and created a missing person poster to express her deep sadness. Listening to the sounds of Ramsey Lewis brings me back to the comforts of my childhood, especially around Christmas. Karen loves African-American art and is a long-time collector. The arts comfort us, bring us joy, and help us work through difficult emotions.
What we love most about Creative Arts Therapy is how each client is treated as a whole, unique person with individual needs and treatment plans created for their specific goals; there is no cookie-cutter approach. It meets clients where they are and recognizes that often words aren’t enough to work through life’s challenges. Instead, using art, dance/movement, drama, or music therapy, clients process experiences and learn life skills enabling them to lead fulfilling lives and manage their well-being during uncertain times.
Please join us in supporting ITA in bringing creative arts therapies to everyone who needs them, especially now during this time of great uncertainty in our world.
Christian & Karen