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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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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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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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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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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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The Barefoot Artist: A Film About Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artists

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***Special Announcement: A Beacon of Hope’s Story on Film***

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Lily Yeh and the Barefoot Artists spread the healing power of art in a community from their home in Philadelphia across the world. This is Lily’s story and watching it will renew your belief in what truly matters.

Source: The Barefoot Artist

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Lessons from Palestine – Lily Yeh & Barefoot Artists Bring Hope & Healing

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***Beacons of Hope Series: Lily Yeh and Healing Through Art***

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          Lily Yeh and her Barefoot Artists organization have expanded from their Philadelphia base to bring healing through art to communities all over the world. Today’s post is a well-documented story from their work in Palestine. Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artists is one of my international Beacons of Hope.

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Source: Lessons from Palestine – Tikkun-2016-BLETH.pdf

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Art on Prescription helps Iraqi refugees begin recovery from trauma, anxiety and depression – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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***The Arts in Health Series: Arts by Prescription at HammondCare***

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          HammonCare, an extraordinary nonprofit senior care organization in Australia, is one of the Beacons of Hope to be featured in the first of the Living Through Creativity resource guides. They have a wonderful Art on Prescription program that is open to the public. Today’s post from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation tells the story of the impact of this arts therapy program on refugees from the Middle East.

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Source: Art on Prescription helps Iraqi refugees begin recovery from trauma, anxiety and depression – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy and Refugee Trauma***

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          We are overwhelmed by the stories of refugee suffering and the political and social challenges faced by countries receiving them. The children are living through traumatic experiences we can only imagine. The inspiring story in today’s post of one art therapist working to help the children in a refugee camp in Greece brings their world to life in a way we can understand.

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Source: How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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The Benefits of Art for Kids

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***Transforming Education Series: Integrating the Arts into Education***

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Courtesy of Butterfly Art Project, South Africa

          Art is good for all of us, whatever our ages may be. Today’s post from the Artful Parent (a great practical resource for parents) outlines some of the major effects on learning that participation in the arts has on young people.

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“The benefits of art for kids are many and include problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection, and understanding.”

Source: The Benefits of Art for Kids

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in Art for All Young People!

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