Tag Archives: arts and healing

Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

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***Free Online Course Alert: Medicine and the Arts University of Capetown***

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This is an excellent course on Medicine and the Arts offered by the University of Capetown, South Africa. Check it out!

Source: Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Medicine and the Arts!

Courage and Creating | The Creative Mind

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***Personal Development Series: the Courage to Create***

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          We all need courage to be the creative forces in our small worlds. Today’s essay from the Creative Mind offers us reflections for a quiet October Sunday and the strength to keep on shaping the world as it should be not as it is. Enjoy the wonderful images from Buddha Doodles!

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Source: Courage and Creating | The Creative Mind

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Courage in All of Us!

The Creative Center At 23

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***The Arts in Health Series: The Creative Center at 23***

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          I love finding the “hidden” creative places that those outside their immediate areas know nothing about. The Creative Center, founded in 1994, is a hidden gem to those beyond the New York City area. It has been supporting the arts in health in hospitals and other settings for 23 years. Explore their work and get some ideas for your own community.

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Source: The Creative Center

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Creative Center!

 

 

Arts Council and NHS join forces to support creativity in Wales | News | ArtsProfessional

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***The Arts in Health Series: Partnership in Wales***

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           Great Britain is a leader in the integration of arts into the healthcare system. Today’s post focuses on the new partnership in Wales between the Arts Council and the National Health Service Wales. Thanks to Arts Professional for the story.

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Source: Arts Council and NHS join forces to support creativity in Wales | News | ArtsProfessional

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthcare!

Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide from HammondCare

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***The Arts and Health Series: HammondCare’s New Guide***

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          HammondCare is an Australian nonprofit healthcare company that specializes in assisted living and dementia care. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It has been a leader in the integration of the arts into healthcare.  Today’s post allows you a free download of their new guide for Arts on Prescription. I suggest using the A4 version as the easiest to read on computer. Explore the rest of their site to get you new ideas for your own community.

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Source: Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Arts on Prescription!

Mental Health & Resilience Through the Arts

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTS AND HEALTH

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          Australia is very active in supporting the integration of the arts into healthcare. This conference in late October-early November offers insight, information, and resources into the roles the arts are playing in wellness in the country. Among the key themes are the arts in mental health and creative aging. The Australian Centre for Arts and Health is an important international organization.

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Source: Australian Centre for Arts & Health

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Health & Wellness!

Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dancing***

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          We all know that we need to move more–and how we move can make a big difference. This recent article from Psychology Today reports on yet another research study that shows dancing has a more powerful impact than other forms of exercise. I am convinced that it is the combination of music and movement that gives dance its power. I am sharing images from Brian Andreas Story People, who always seem to be dancing.

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Source: Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Dancing!

Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Dementia***

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          One of the most important ongoing developments in medicine has been the integration of the arts into medical practice. Music has an especially important role to play in this phenomenon. Today’s post from The Guardian reports on the use of music in working with patients with dementia, their families, and their caregivers.

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Source: Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of Music!

 

National Endowment for the Arts Report: Staying Engaged: Creative Aging and the Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts and Longevity***

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            Decades of research and practice have strengthened our understanding of the critical importance of the arts in health longevity.Today’s post is an important new report from the National Endowment for the Arts on the contributions of engagement in the arts to lifelong health and wellness.

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Source: StayingEngaged_0917_0.pdf

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Arts in Health and Well-Being!

 

 

 

 

Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

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***Transforming Communities Series: Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist***

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          Lily Yeh is one of the founders of the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia and through her group, the Barefoot Artist, brings art to communities across the world. Today]s post shares some of the work of this extraordinary woman and her team.

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Source: Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist!