The Art of Healing

A Film by Meybis C. Pitty

The Art of Healing is a 20-minute documentary exploring the role art has in healing a person’s mind, body, and soul.

Hedda-Matza-Haughton, Humor Expert w/Robyn

Lifelong Learning EXPO 2020

As a cancer survivor, she looked at life through a different lens and teaches others how to do the same. Hedda is the founder of “For the Health of It” Consultation Services,

Inspires and Informs Listeners on WSLR 96.5 FM Community Radio

On May 16, 2018, Hedda had the privilege of being on the local community radio station, WSLR 96.5 on the program RESET, which airs every Wednesday night at 9 PM EST. She shared her insights on the power and health benefits laughter in joy, her personal experiences with life challenges and news on her upcoming laughter events in the Sarasota-Bradenton, …

Singing Your Way To Health And Healing

Singing during or after cancer treatment may be very beneficial. BY TAMERA ANDERSON-HANNA I love music and personally feel that playing an instrument or singing is an intimate and personal expression of the heart. Listening to music can be a way to connect with oneself, but it also can help calm or stimulate the brain and nervous system, depending what you …

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 …

In Remembrance

Denise “De” Roggenbuck

Denise “De” Roggenbuck 1954-2015 A symbol of love, passion, hope and courage Denise “De” Roggenbuck was a bright, shining star in the development and expansion of who we are as Arts For Health Sarasota- Manatee, Inc. As a volunteer community based organization, Dee helped shape the organization as it is today through her participation as an active Board member with …

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 …



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 …

Art and Health Creative Gatherings

Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community

In the Garden Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community It looks like a Picasso to me! Beautiful! These exclamations of joy were met with a response of recognition of I know you, you are my friend! During the summer and fall of 2015 Marcia Calderon and Cynthia Bydlinski, art and health facilitators and professional members of AFHSM, initiated …