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Originally Posted on May 31, 2010 by Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli
Creativity & Expression: The Healing Power of the Arts in Healthcare
June 4, 2010 ~ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Lesley University and Whittier Street Health Center will host a regional conference to increase awareness of the use of the arts in healthcare. This one-day conference will highlight best practices and research on creativity, arts and healthcare that have emerged over the past 25 years.
The clinical applications of dance, drama, art, poetry, writing, music and expressive arts therapy is used in the care of patients at hospitals, community health centers, community programs, nursing homes, and numerous other health settings. The arts are also used to educate wider communities about the risk, prevention, and care for wide ranging public health, environmental, and medical issues including: obesity, asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, and violence as a health epidemic. Personal expression through creativity and the arts has the potential to access a body, mind, spirit continuum and has proven to be helpful in the process of healing and recovery.
The 'Creativity & Expression' conference is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in the arts and healthcare and the relationship between the two.