Tag Archives: art and healing

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art & Your Brain***

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            One of the most important developments in wellness over the last two decades is the integration of all the arts into medicine in person-centered practice. Research is telling us more each year about the positive effects of the arts in our lives. Today’s post shares how making art can lead to brain health.

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Source: Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Making Art!

Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art and the Mind***

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          We know that all the arts are good for us in various ways; making art can be the best medicine for the mind. Today’s post is a cogent and thoughtful essay from The Perception on the various ways that art-making helps strengthen our minds.

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Source: Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Powers of Art!

 

 

 

 

Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

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***The Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Art School in Prison***

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           I first shared this art in prison project almost two years ago and was delighted to find from this recent article that it is still going strong. The arts are being used in helping to rehabilitate those in prison in many different ways. Read about this extraordinary project in India!

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Source: Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

 

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Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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***The Arts in Health Series: New Directions for Museums***

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          Museums are going in many new directions as they identify and adopt new ways of public involvement. New programs for people with disabilities and opportunities for both active elders and those with dementia are only a few of them. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts includes the opportunity for an organization to propose a “made to measure” project to suit its needs.  It has also developed an art therapy initiative that other institutions might examine and adapt for their own needs.

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Source: Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

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***The Arts in Health Series: Painting with Dementia***

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There is more publicity about the healing power of music with dementia patients so we need to remind ourselves every so often that all the arts are important in healthcare. I have shared information before about this wonderful video and I encourage you to get it and use it with others interested in the arts in healthcare. It offers inspiration for all of us of the transforming power of the arts.

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Source: I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

 

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Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

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***Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy in Hospitals***

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          The integration of the arts into healthcare is one of the most important developments over the last decade or so. Today’s post describes briefly the results of  a study of the “Art From the Heart” program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The program is an initiative of the Burlington City Arts organization in partnership with the medical school and the hospital.

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Source: Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Art From the Heart Program in Burlington, Vermont!

 

 

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BAAT | Blogs | Life After Brain Injury: The Role of Art in Rehabilitation

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***Arts in Health Series: Rehab After Brain Injury***

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            The role of the arts in rehabilitation is growing and is accepted in medical settings across the world. Today’s post is from the British Association of Art Therapists and shares several  moving stories from Headway London.

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Source: BAAT | Blogs | Life After Brain Injury: The Role of Art in Rehabilitation

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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25 Inspiring Expressive Art Books – Expressive Art Inspirations

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***Arts Resources Series: Expressing Yourself in Art***

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           Shelley Klammer is an art therapist who offers ideas and inspirations through her blog and online courses. Today’s post shares her list of arts books that will help you in your creative journals and other expressive works. It’s a great resource list of books you might not find on your own.

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Source: 25 Inspiring Expressive Art Books – Expressive Art Inspirations

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What is Arts in Medicine? | Resources | Center for Arts in Medicine | University of Florida

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***Arts in Health Series: Understanding Arts in Medicine***

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          The Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida is one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It has been a pioneer in the United States in helping to integrate the arts into medical practice. Today’s post offers an excellent introduction and overview of this emerging field, as well as a list of important resources.

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Source: What is Arts in Medicine? | Resources | Center for Arts in Medicine | College of the Arts | University of Florida

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How to Become a Painter at Any Age

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***Creative Aging Series: Taking Up Art***

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          One of the really fun aspects of my research on creative aging has been discovering the extraordinary number of older people who get deeply involved in one or more of the arts. In today’s post Next Avenue’s series Aging Well Through the Arts, a great resource from PBS, offers some practical suggestions for those wanting to begin painting in their later years. Just do it!

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Source: How to Become a Painter

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