Improvisation Sparks Communication

Life is an improvisation. No one hands you a script at the start of your day. Dan Klein is an expert in improvisational communication and creative problem solving.  In this video, Going Beyond “Hello,” he explores the improvisational principle of “yes-and,” or accepting the offers of others, and how it applies to our daily lives. He describes . . . Learn More

View Creativity Conference Videos from Spring 2013

Click on the link below to view footage in 18 labeled segments from our April 7, 2013 conference entitled, “On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity & the Arts”. On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts

Doctor Dances in Operating Room Right Before Her Own Double Mastectomy

San Francisco gynecologist Deborah Cohan gets her entire surgical team dancing with her to the music of Beyonce at UCSF Hospital before her double mastectomy, and asks others to submit videos of themselves dancing to Beyonce for her to view during recovery.  Cohan specializes in treatment of pregnant women with HIV. From the article: “I was . . . Learn More

Gifts from the Heart: Self-Guided Arts Activities

As our holiday gift to you, three creative arts therapists have provided activities centered on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends. These self-guided activities are intended to help deepen the meaning of the holidays and reduce stress.  They also demonstrate how the process of creative expression can be used . . . Learn More

Inspirational Video on Creative Leadership

Benjamin Zander uses his experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic since 1979 to illustrate our responsibility as leaders: to awaken the sense of possibility in others – which empowers them to be their best – and to give them the “shining eyes” that mark that sense of possibility.  And he leaves us with a very . . . Learn More

Free Audio Archive for Creative Arts Therapies

The audio archive for creative arts therapies, sponsored by the Expressive Therapies Summit & Expressive Media’s Institute of the Arts in Healing, gives voice to creative arts therapists and inspiration to students and consumers. Creative arts therapists may upload up to 2-minutes and 30 seconds of an inspiring story about what they do. Students and . . . Learn More

Four Air Force Captains Empower Afghani and Other Women by Creating a Nonprofit to Bring Their Artisan Handiwork to America

Artisan handiwork can change not only the lives of artists but also the people trying to help them. Four US Air Force captains, inspired by artisan widows in Afghanistan, have created the nonprofit, Flying Scarves, to empower women throughout the world. In order to rebuild these communities, we’re going to have to empower people…And the people who . . . Learn More

If We Could See Inside People’s Hearts

This is an absolutely touching video from the Cleveland Clinic entitled, “If We Could See Inside People’s Hearts.”   We each have important stories to tell, and knowing those stories fills us with empathy and compassion.  The creative arts can enable us to see inside people’s hearts, even without words. Click here to view the . . . Learn More

Creative Arts Therapies in a Nutshell: Video Clips of Experiential Demonstrations of Art, Dance/Movement, Drama, Music, and Poetry Therapies

At the 2013 UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference, UCLArts and Healing presented a panel of leading clinician/scholars from five creative arts therapy disciplines (in art, dance/movement, drama, music, and poetry), who each offered an experiential demonstration of the principles of their work, as well as explained the nature of their discipline and training requirements. Creative arts . . . Learn More

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