The Healing Power of the Arts Tapping the Therapeutic Value of Creativity
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The Healing Power of the Arts Tapping the Therapeutic Value of Creativity

Article by Linda F. Joffe Author’s note: An edited version of this article appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Style Magazine on February 21, 2021. That article can be viewed at https://sarasotaheraldtribune-fl.newsmemory.com/?special=Style. The arts have a powerful impact on our world. They can illuminate both minds and hearts, thus becoming a force for well-being. Beyond…

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What To Do With Worry?

Thoughts I want to share with you as we leave August and move into the first day of the rest of our lives. How has your life changed since the start of social isolation, social distancing, and designer masks? Have you been able to adapt to changes? Have you been personally affected by COVID or…

Music Therapy – Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer
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Music Therapy – Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer

Music Therapy Effective at Reducing Fatigue Among Patients With Cancer Jessica Nye, PhD Music therapy was reported to diminish cancer-related fatigue in a cross-sectional mixed-method study. These findings were published in JCO Oncology Practice. A total of 436 patients were assigned to 1 of 3 licensed music therapists to receive active (360 patients; eg, singing…

Linda Joffe – Wonderful Antidote to Stress
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Linda Joffe – Wonderful Antidote to Stress

Creative Movement Teacher, Expressive Arts Facilitator Insights and suggestions to help cope with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression during this trying time: I find that dancing is a wonderful antidote to stress and worry in these challenging times. It brings us back to our bodies, calms the mind and releases tension. I recommend…

Deirdre McKay-Wellness Advocate
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Deirdre McKay-Wellness Advocate

Artist, Author, Mindset Mentor and Arts for Health Practitioner There are hardship and death here, but for those looking for hope and strength, they will find it all around. To stay calm and strong, keep up with your practices – whether yoga or arts. My tip for others, and what I practice myself before starting…

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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)…