Category Archives: art therapy

Living with Parkinson’s

Those of you currently living with Parkinson’s symptoms who have been eagerly waiting to purchase Anne Atkin’s new book, Still Laughing, need wait no longer. Her new treasure has just been released. Email Anne at to purchase her new book or visit her website and pay using paypal:

Cost is 40.00 (Australian dollars) which includes the book, packaging and postage.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Below is brief update from Anne on her recent experiences down the road to recovery. I plan on having her as a guest on the radio
show soon.

You know how much I believe in the restorative effects of exercise, well at the moment I am taking part in a pilot study about the positive effects of dance. Tomorrow I have my next lesson in learning the Argentine Tango. I have started doing some cartoons labelled The Argentine Tangle!

Anne Atkin

Healing Power of Art

I’m doing well, it’s hard to believe it’s almost been five years since my PD diagnosis. I’m blessed to say it is progressing very slowly and I am quite mobile and active. I recently lost 95 lbs. and it has made a huge difference in my life….I feel 100% better.

I’ve given up sugar, white flour, and processed food and now realize what a negative impact they were having on my health. I’m still painting daily and truly believe in the healing power of art!


Preview Cindy’s awesome artwork that “makes the heart smile” by visiting her website at

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery




Most Amazing Journey on the Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

My radio show guest this week is Anne Atkin from Victoria, Australia. Anne offers painting workshops throughout Victoria to persons with Parkinson’s where she discusses everything that really counts when it comes to reversing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.  Below is a brief email from Anne that gives your a sneak preview at the incredible story she will be telling on the radio show this Wednesday.

To get a snapshot preview of Anne’s ground breaking book, Living and Laughing with Parkinsons, visit her website at:

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery

You know Robert, when I look back about 4 years ago to how I was doing PWP, I can’t believe how much both the group and myself have developed.
I have found it all to have been a most amazing journey and one that I would not have missed for the world. I have changed so much as a person and developed skills that I never thought I would have.

I have attached some of my Parkinson’s cartoons which I hope you will find amusing. The are from my book ‘Living and laughing with Parkinson’s’




Art Therapy Shines

Jessie Lyle offers an eloquent example of how art therapy can be a compelling and powerful therapy for persons currently experiencing the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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If the videos you watch here start and stop, just pause the video for about 30 seconds and allow the live streaming to catch up.

Jessie Lyle’s website~

Jessie Lyle’s store:

Therapeutic Power of Art Therapy

You may be pondering what art therapy is really all about. What do you do? How do you do it? Jessie Lyle demonstrates art therapy at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in this video.

Are you becoming frustrated because your support group meetings are boring? Give art therapy a whirl. Your entire support group can join in the activity that Jessie demonstrates in this video.

Art therapy is fun to do and simple to learn. Anyone can do it. The therapeutic effects are powerful. If you are looking for novel ways to get relief from your symptoms, why not give art therapy a trial run?

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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Jessie Lyle’s website~

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