Engaging with the arts has a significant part to play in improving physical and mental health and well-being.
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Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee (AFHS-M) is a Florida not-for-profit organization in our community whose sole focus is advancing the integration of arts for health.
AFHS-M is a network of artists, healthcare providers, educators, businesses, and area organizations working to integrate the arts into health and wellness for the benefit of residents and organizations, community-based as well as visitors to the Sarasota-Manatee region.
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The Art of Healing is a 20-minute documentary exploring the role art has in healing a person’s mind, body, and soul. The documentary portraits stories of people who have overcome challenges, illness, grief, disabilities and more through the opportunity to see, experience and share artistic expressions.
There is an expanding body of evidence to support the contention that the arts have an essentially contribution to make to health and well-being.
The role that engagement in the arts can play in improving health and well-being is consistently overlooked.