Friday, September 17, 2010

Mind*Body*Soul Connection= Art Therapy?

Prayer Pod Necklace, sterling silver; healing affirmation is placed  inside.
I've always been fascinated by the medical sciences, and in fact was introduced to the (new at the time) field of art therapy while still in high school. All these decades later, the studies are in and clearly show the connection between the creative side of the brain and the physical body, with art and music leading the way toward healing.                                                                                                                                                                            
I came across the UCLArts and Healing Center thanks to Joy Krauthammer and her work with drumming. I thought you might be interested in this field as well! They have a blog if you'd like to read more: 

See the UCLArts and Healing Facebook page to view photographs with explanatory captions from the following programs:  Sustainable Movement, Beat the Odds Drumming, The Healing Beat, Healing and Transformation through Art, Body Talk through Art, and Music for the Soul programs.

Photographs from a Sustainable Movement program offered to the UCLA Staff Assembly on August 25, 2010 can be viewed at:

Company Overview:
UCLArts and Healing achieves it goals through: • Affordable, experiential education to enable people to experience the healing power of the arts with an added therapeutic dimension. The process of creative expression reveals unconscious information that can facilitate insight, emotional and physical release, empathy and group support. The arts can also be used to foster social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. • Networking with health care professionals, mental health... (read more)
UCLArts and Healing facilitates the use of arts-based tools for mind/body healing in the community as a vehicle for empowerment and transformation.

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