BREAD ART THERAPY

Funding: Bread Houses Network and Kids with Developmental Problems Foundation

Time frame: February – December 2017

In 2017 the children visiting the Medical Center “Kids with Developmental Problems”, together with their parents, will be able to join the Bread Therapy programme of the Bread Houses Network.

On February 11th, 2017, the Medical Center hosted the first Bread Art Therapy. The event’s success, together with the positive feedback of the parents and the smiles of the children, have convinced us to pursue a long term cooperation.

According to the programme, regular events would be organised, where various creative methods for kneading and baking bread would be presented. These methods have been proven to be a successful new art therapy, according to psychologists, art therapists and social workers. The communal bread kneading are a key instrument for social change. They have a therapeutic, social and cultural-education aspect and enable children with special needs to express themselves and become closer to their parents.

For more information on the Bread Houses Network’s mission and activities in Bulgaria, visit www.bread.bg (in Bulgarian only). For the organisation’s international website, visit www.breadhousesnetwork.org.