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Programs — World Dance for Parkinson’s Day

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***Arts in Health Series: Dance and Parkinson’s Disease***

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          One of the most interesting developments over the last ten years has been the increasing use of dance as part of the treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Today’s post brings you directly to information about “dancing for Parkinson’s” across the world. Is there a program in your community?

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Source: Programs — World Dance for Parkinson’s Day

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Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory***

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           Music & Memory is one of the “Beacons of Hope” featured in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. The program has gained acceptance and is being used with people with dementia across the world. Today’s post tells the story of how Music & Memory is being used in a service-learning course at Indiana University.

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Source: Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Music!

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As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music Therapy***

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          I often share research and programs about the role of music in healthcare. Today’s post is the personal story of Grace Watts and how she chose music therapy as her profession. Thanks to The Guardian and its Healthcare Professionals Network. Stories are always the best way to understand the potential power of the arts in our lives.

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Source: As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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Courtesy of Bridgelight

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When you’re depressed, make something — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Healing Arts***

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          We all have periods of depression, when a kind of paralysis sets in. The arts offer the best possible medication: sing, dance, paint, knit, create a new recipe. Today’s post from Quartz follows Lawrence Yeo as he works his way through depression with art. There are lessons here for all of us.

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Source: When you’re depressed, make something — Quartz

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

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

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The Rwanda Healing Project | Barefoot Artists

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***Beacons of Hope Series: Barefoot Artists in Rwanda***

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          Three of my Beacons of Hope organizations–Barefoot Artists, Partners in Health, and Musicians Without Borders–have worked in Rwanda since the genocide there. In today’s post Barefoot Artists shares the work of their project and the impact it has had on people. We must never forget and never let this happen again.

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Source: The Rwanda Healing Project | Barefoot Artists

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Courtesy of Barefoot Artists

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The healing power of music – Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Brighton MA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music As Medicine***

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          One of the most important developments in the integration of the arts into healthcare has been the use of music in almost every kind of therapeutic setting. Less famous than Boston Children’s Hospital, Franciscan has also integrated music into its treatment of seriously ill children. Read this inspiring story of how music helps children in the healing process. This was originally a Sponsored Post in the Boston Globe, but no less important because of that.

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Source: The healing power of music – Sponsored

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Healing through Shakespeare – Milwaukee VA Medical Center

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***The Arts in Health: Feast of Crispian Project***

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          The works of Shakespeare are being used in rehabilitation programs both in prisons and as part of the PTSD healing process. Today’s post introduces the Feast of Crispian project, first implemented at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.  I will be posting more on this innovative development in Shakespeare and drama therapy later this week.

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Source: Healing through Shakespeare – Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Courtesy of The Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Horticultural therapy at NC Botanical Garden uses plants to help people | News & Observer

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***The Healing Gardens Series: Horticulture as Therapy***

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          Gardens and gardening are playing increasingly important roles in person-centered medicine. There are healing gardens in hospital and assisted living settings; horticultural therapy can be part of formal medical treatments. The North Carolina Botanical Garden has a resident horticultural therapist and today’s post is an introduction to her work. Is there a healing garden in your community?

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Source: Horticultural therapy at NC Botanical Garden uses plants to help people | News & Observer

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Healing Gardens Everywhere!

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Art-based therapies as personalised medicine

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***Arts in Health Series: Art Therapies in Personalized Medicine***

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          Cathy Malchiodi is an internationally-respected arts therapist based in Louisville, Kentucky. Today’s post is her presentation at a recent international conference in Singapore. It gives some perspective on the growing integration of the arts into a personalized medicine approach. The featured images are masks created by veterans in an arts therapy workshop.

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Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Science Looks at Why It Works***

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          Music has a powerful influence on our lives in many ways, not the least being its healing power. In today’s post the Scientist Magazine looks at three basic principles of neuroplasticity of the brain to understand why music therapy works in treating various types of disease.  The article is well worth reading and sharing.

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Source: Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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