By AFHS-M Editor|September 25, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

Several years ago now, Dance Therapist Sharon Mulcahy, R-DMT was featured on Rhee Gold’s DanceLifeTV. Watch her beautiful session at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Donna Papenhausen – Expressive Arts

By AFHS-M Editor|August 28, 2017|Articles of Interest, Community Editorial|0 comments

Donna Papenhausen. I was excited to see one of our AFHS-M Professional Members pictured next to her paintings. Then, I became more excited thrilled when I realized the photo was of Donna at her art opening. I recall the first time I met Donna, it was at the Expressive Arts Florida, Pat B. Allen workshop, March 2014. Donna’s reflective drawing of a Goddess was powerful and moving to me. It

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Recognizing Art as Therapy for Cancer

By AFHS-M Editor|June 20, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

Article from: Complementary therapies can make a difference in the cancer journey, and now we have to get oncologists to accept them It has long been recognized that a number of complementary therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, exercise and other modalities, can have a dramatic impact during and after treatment. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, the science that proves that complementary therapies can make a difference has, for the most

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The Light at the End of the Journey

By AFHS-M Editor|May 11, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

The Light at the End of the Journey By William Hamilton, JD, PhD, and Penny R. Hamilton, PhD (aka William Penn) The white frame represents the time when we, as a married couple, were innocent of the disease, and what was about to happen to us. The black stands for the despair that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. The red represents the anger that comes from trying to live a healthy

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Can Cancer Be a Laughing Matter?

By AFHS-M Editor|April 24, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

Humor can be a valuable healing strategy for patients with cancer and their doctors. Many people consider caring for patients with cancer to be serious and sad work. However, I have experienced great joy, pride and satisfaction over the past 25-plus years in my work as a radiation oncologist. I have interacted with thousands of patients with cancer and found them to be a constant source of inspiration who give

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Art Has Been My Anchor

By AFHS-M Editor|March 27, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

ART THERAPY – FEBRUARY 17, 2017 By Amy Oestreicher Westport, CT As a survivor and “thriver” of 27 surgeries, organ failure, a coma, and a decade of medical trauma, my mission is to share a message of strength, faith, hope, and compassion with the world through my creativity. I found art accidentally on my way to healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and have learned that it is one of the

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Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

By AFHS-M Editor|March 27, 2017|Articles of Interest|0 comments

by Tiffany Garbutt, PhD March 16, 2017 Typically, childhood is filled with laughter, dance, play, and unfiltered blissful movement. But children who suffer from cancer and childhood diseases have a different experience, one that is filled with hospitals, tests, pain, and restricted movement. Lori Baudino, PsyD, BC-DMT, a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified dance/movement therapist offers children a way to cope with the psychological and emotional toll that accompanies childhood

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Theatre Performance Promotes Positive Health Outcomes

By AFHS-M Editor|March 6, 2017|Articles of Interest, Blog|0 comments

by Lisa Richardson in collaboration with Hedda Matza-Haughton Valerie David, writer and performer of her autobiographical one-woman show “The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within,” gave an abridged performance of her play at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast’s Cancer Support & Wellness Center (JFCS), which was followed by a talk-back, moderated by Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, co-chair of Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee (AFH S-M).

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Experience Dance for Parkinson

By AFHS-M Editor|February 27, 2017|Articles of Interest, Blog, Community Editorial, Uncategorized|0 comments

Dance and Movement to Enhance Health Outcomes with Leymis Bolaños Wilmott – by Lisa Richardson in collaboration with Hedda Matza-Haughton Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee (AFHS-M) co-chairs, Hedda Matza- Haughton, LCSW, and Lisa Richardson, LMHC, were very pleased to showcase on January 24, 2017 one of AFHS-M’s Professional Organization members, Sarasota Contemporary Dance (SDC), who actively enhances health outcomes in the integration of dance and movement in a program for people

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