BC Cancer has several books available which have been designed with principles of art therapy:
Recently, adult coloring books have become popular as coloring has been found to be very meditative. For more information or to download a coloring sheet or mini-coloring book, see our Managing Stress Toolbox
In this journal (for children aged 5-9) the characters of Fox and Owl were created to be companions for children reading the book. They invite children to draw and write about themselves and their family, and introduce readers to other characters in the forest, including Nurse Bunny, who teaches them about cancer.
sample pages from this booklet.
This book includes information and resources for parents about communicating with children of different ages about cancer, treatments, and coping with change as a family. Download
This journal (for children aged 10+) invites readers to draw and collage in, expressing thoughts around family, cancer, and finding strengths and support when a family member has cancer. Download
For more information about any of these resources, please contact the Art Therapist by email
or call 604-877-6000 ext. 672184.