Tag Archives: arts and healing

Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing and Creative Aging***

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          One of the important developments in arts therapy has been the emergence of dance as an important part of treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s and for older people’s ability to strengthen their balance and avoid falls. Today’s post is a report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in Canada on programs in dance offered for elders with mobility and other medical problems. Dance can be an important part of healthy aging!

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Source: Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

 

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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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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

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

 

 

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Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

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***The Arts & Health Series: Refugee Children & Arts Therapy***

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          Children are incredibly creative creatures; under the impact of stress and trauma, the arts can help them move forward. Today’s post shares the story of the book of fairy tales narrated by refugee children in Greek camps to a Brazilian writer and her artist sister. The proceeds of the book will go to help the children.

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Source: Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity in Young People!

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How arts heal and galvanise the youth of Timor Leste

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***Arts in Health Series: Arts & Trauma in Young People***

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          In many nations across the world young people have suffered traumatic experiences. The arts are proving to be an effective way of helping them and their communities recover. Today’s post shares the story of young people in Timor Leste and how “Arte Moris–Living Art”  is making a difference in their lives. The project has received the UN Human Rights Award. The featured images are from a different project in Africa.

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Source: How arts heal and galvanise the youth of Timor Leste

 

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Courtesy of Dandora Transformation League

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What veterans’ poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day

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***Arts in Health Series: Poems by Veterans on Memorial Day***

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          The arts have become important ingredients in the treatment of veterans recovering from the wounds of war. Both prose and poetry by veterans can help us not only to understand them better but also how they can be healing for all of us. Today’s post by a veteran and college professor examines how the poetry written by veterans can show us the way to healing the deep divides in our present-day society.

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Source: What veterans’ poems can teach us about healing on Memorial Day

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Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

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

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The Secret to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

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***Personal Development Series: Living a Life with Meaning***

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          Next Avenue from PBS offers a series of great essays on using the arts to help connect with our purpose in life. Their series on aging includes a strong focus on the arts as means of maintaining health and perspective. Today’s post should encourage you to explore all the possible ways you can integrate the arts into your life.

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Source: The Secret to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Integrating the Arts into Living with Purpose!

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Putting the Arts in Health | Duke Today

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***Arts in Health Series: Duke University Hospital***

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          One of the most important developments in healthcare over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into the formal healthcare system. Most of the best hospitals in the country, including those associated with medical schools, have arts therapy programs and arts as part of the total hospital environment. Duke University Hospital has had an arts therapy program since 1978, possible one of the earliest in the US. (I am going to do some tracking of the history of these programs and will update the information.) Today’s post gives a brief overview of the Duke program and its impact on patients.

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Source: Putting the Arts in Health | Duke Today

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Integration of the Arts in Health!

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The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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***The Arts in Prisons Series: San Quentin Prison Arts***

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          One of the major areas of wellness and the arts I am following in my research is the use of the arts in the rehabilitation of prisoners. One of the small lights in the darkness of current incarceration policies in the US is the expanding use of education and the arts in shaping a policy of rehabilitation rather than simply punishment. California is the state leading in this direction, although there is still much to do there as well. Today’s post offers you an in-depth look at the work created by prisoners in San Quentin, one of the most infamous of California’s prisons. I hope it will get you thinking about the potential and importance of prison rehabilitation.

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Source: The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Arts in Prison Rehabilitation!

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New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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***The Arts in Health Series: Community Impact of the Arts***

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          The arts are important for the health of communities and the people in them. This is especially true of low income neighborhoods. Today’s post summarizes the findings of an important study of New York City from the University of Pennsylvania’s “Social Impact of the Arts Project.” Thanks to Artsy Editorial for the story.

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Source: New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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Courtesy of the Dandora Transformation League

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

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A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times – Brain Pickings

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Creative Resilience in Our Times***

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          I can always count on Brain Pickings to share just the right visual essay when I need it. A Beacon of Hope for all of us, Maria Popova has the rare gift of unearthing gems to share. Today’s essay is a visual delight and an uplift for the spirits. The only featured images right for this post are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times – Brain Pickings

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity & Resilience of Artists!

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