Experience Dance for Parkinson

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 …

The Telling Project

Sharing their stories, bringing home the reality of war. Two years ago, when they agreed to be part of the Tampa edition of The Telling Project, a national performing arts nonprofit that employs theater to deepen understanding of the military and veterans’ experiences, neither Ryan Simonson nor Scott Owens had ever set foot on a theatrical stage.  What they did …

Singing for Your Health

Our society suffers from an epidemic of stress. As Facilitators of Expressive Arts, we inspire new ways of releasing stress, easing tension, soothing anxiety and fear. We are caretakers of this world. We are providing a great service to the world by helping others to cope with and ease the burdens of stress on the body. Acupuncturists assess many properties …

Integrating the Arts in Health and Healing

Integrating the Arts in Health and Healing

New Hampshire Arts -in-Healthcare 2013 Survey Report The arts contribute to what it means to be human, especially in times of illness. In the present day, as the expansion of knowledge clearly outpaces its adoption and utilization, many professionals continue to seek new and better ways to meet basic human needs for safety, community, and culture. A continually growing body …

IN REMEMBRANCE OF A POET

Wordfall

The Picture of Health: Art Exhibits in Cancer Centers Help Patients and Families Heal With growing evidence that they can help patients and their families heal, art installations and exhibits are becoming more prevalent in cancer centers. MARILYN FENICHEL PUBLISHED: AUGUST 24, 2016 When Alice Momm, art advisor for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City, was …

Music Therapy has ‘given her mum back’

Daughter of dementia patient reveals how music therapy has ‘given her mum back’ It was touching to see this article posted online in the June 2, 2016, issue of Express.co.uk, by Felicity Thistlethwaite. The article speaks to the significance of Music Therapy in the life of one woman’s mother, and how it helps unlock a part of her mother blunted by dementia, …

Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

In 2010, the American Journal of Public Health published a review titled, The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health. You can find it here. In that article, researchers analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself. The studies included everything from music and writing to dance and the …