How to Stay Well Through the Arts

SARASOTA  By Kay Kipling  4/3/2020 at 11:22am Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton. If you’re suffering arts withdrawal because you can’t attend concerts, plays, movies or exhibits right now, Hedda Matza-Haughton has a few ideas for you. Matza-Haughton, a Sarasota-based  licensed clinical social worker, health educator, actress, playwright and director (as well as a breast cancer survivor) has more than 25 years …

Donna Papenhausen – Expressive Arts

Donna Papenhausen - Expressive Arts

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 …

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 …

Sand Mandala-making at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL

Sand Mandala

Creating sand mandalas using shells, twigs and other found objects at the beach is a way for us, and those who join us in our circle, to feel connected to the ocean, the sky and, of course, the sand. Cynthia Bydlinski and Marcia Calderon, art and health facilitators as well as professional members of Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee, started their …

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 …

“Laugh For The Health of It”
Northport and Sarasota Communities

“Laugh For The Health of It”

Programming Brings Joy and Learning to Northport and Sarasota Communities On June 18 at the Northport Library and July 18 ,2016 at Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota, community residents, numbering over 70 participants in all, laughed and learned with Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, presenter, laughter expert, and arts and health practitioner for “For the Health Of It” Consultation services and Arts For Health …