first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSartchildrenlimericktherapyUHL Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleLimerick 2030 plan requires designated directorNext articleAmerican short ‘Closet Space’ takes public pride of place for Tres Court 2016 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp NewsArt in the ArkBy Bernie English – June 26, 2016 828 SICK children are being helped to draw on inner resources to get through tough times as a result of art therapy sessions in the Children’s Ark unit at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).The sessions are a new addition to the range of therapies and programmes to help children develop and to deal with being unwell. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Children’s Ark has introduced a range of programmes to  break up the day and help children cope with illness through the mediums of art and music. These involve both qualified therapists and artists running more informal events.One of the more recent initiatives is the weekly art therapy sessions being run by art therapist Sheila Richardson, who has over more than 20 years experience of working with children and adolescents.“Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses art materials to gain insight and awareness to facilitate change and growth. It is perfect for young people as it provides a gentle and safe way for them to explore their feelings verbally and  non-verbally”, she explained.Music is also helping children cope with illness and to recover at the Children’s Ark and the wards have been filled with the sounds of Music Generation Limerick, whose Peter Hannigan and Emma Langford are now regular performers in the Ark. Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more