Creativity & the Arts in Healing

Our inaugural experiential training conference will feature over 100 half-day workshops and day-long master classes demonstrating the use of art, dance, drama, drumming, music, writing, digital media, and play techniques. Taught by distinguished invited faculty from across the country, the program—which can be attended for any one or combination of days—will highlight varied arts-based psychotherapy . . . Learn More

Finding Meaning through Music at the End of Life

In this heartfelt and impassioned TED Talk, entitled, “When Meds Fail: The Case for Music Therapy,” board certified music therapist Tim Ringgold shares how he got to be the musical transformation for his young daughter’s passage into and out of this world. Tim says: “When meds fail, the docs prescribe music.” In describing his work with patients:  “I . . . Learn More

Music Improves Behavior and Memory in Alzheimer’s Patients

The UCLA Tunes for Alzheimer’s Patients program provides music to residents of nursing homes to improve memory and behavior, such as depression, apathy, agitation frustration, poor eating, and difficulty sleeping.   This program is a collaboration between the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA and a national nonprofit organization, Music & . . . Learn More

  Rhythm for Relaxation and Renewal by Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC We are incubated in rhythm. Our mother’s heartbeat is the soundtrack of our first concert in the womb. Rhythm is everyone’s homeland. Perhaps these inner rhythms are why we can be driven by rhythm in two primary directions: to energize and revitalize or to center . . . Learn More

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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

Connect to Your Heart Daily Through Song

Renowned music therapist Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA offers us a simple way to connect to our heart daily through song. HeartStrings – A Guided Practice for Self-Care and Healing through Song – Christine Stevens.pdf Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing . . . 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

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