Did you know that Peter was a woodworker and an artist? He created so many things. But more importantly, he taught those skills to other Exonerees when they visited the Center.
Woodworking was a skill that Peter learned as a young man and it was one of his favorite ways to relax. Showing Exonerees around the small woodworking shop and teaching them the basics was important, he felt, because working with the materials gave them a sense of control over their environment.
In a similar way, Peter encouraged Exonerees to draw and paint and sculpt and be artists. Creating art heals the soul in ways that almost nothing else can. It allows Exonerees to express themselves and to represent their personal experience in a way that is meaningful to them.
Creating things helps our Exonerees not only heal, but find a path forward. It’s an important part of the guest experience at the Healing Center.
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