Creative Solutions for Students AND Teachers

A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Teacher Stress and Health: Effects on Teachers, Students, and Schools documents the value of social-emotional learning for students and teachers.  Students show improved behavior and academic achievement. Teachers show increased productivity and well-being. In addition, teachers who use mindfulness practices gain both personal and professional benefits. . . . Learn More

Call for Proposals: International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health

The 2018 International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health—to be held in Baltimore, MD on May 8-11, 2017—is accepting proposals through 10/11, and welcomes arts-based submissions. This year’s theme is “Collaboration in Action: Advancing Integrative Health through Research, Education, Clinical Practice and Policy.” For more information, visit: https://internationalcongress.imconsortium.org/ Helen Lavretsky, M.D., M.S., of UCLA is one . . . Learn More

Make Creative Arts Therapies Accessible to All

Apply to participate in a national effort to provide healing for all through integrative medicine. Integrative Medicine Access is recruiting practitioners across the nation to provide healing for all via a new web exchange. “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really . . . Learn More

Save the Dates for Our 2nd Annual Conference!

Learn arts-based tools for facilitating communication, building connection, promoting positive emotions, fostering engagement, reducing stress, and managing the impact of trauma at our  second annual experiential training conference on the theme of “Creativity & the Arts in Healing.” who should attend: Creative arts therapists at all levels Educators and students Community arts professionals Complementary and . . . Learn More

The Unloneliness Project

In response to the growing public health concern of social isolation and loneliness, the Foundation for Art and Healing is pleased to launch the UnLoneliness Project. The goal of this signature initiative is to broaden public awareness of the negative physical and mental health consequences of loneliness associated with a wide range of life conditions . . . Learn More

Free Writing Prompts for Teens

The Pongo Teen Writing Project, in Seattle, Washington, inspires incarcerated youth and offers guidelines on working with them. Founded by Richard Gold, the Project offers support through poetry for youth in detention centers, to help them articulate their emotions and instill hope.  The website offers numerous free writing prompts for teens with some guidelines for . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (5 of 18)

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (5 of 18) On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts (04/07/13) On The Edge Of Chaos Conference 2013: Creativity & Flow Research Panel, part three, features Mariko Iwabuchi, M.S, on the psychological study of flow and shyness. related videos On the . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (4 of 18)

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (4 of 18) On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts (04/07/13) On The Edge Of Chaos Conference 2013: Creativity & Flow Research Panel, part two, features Dr. Victoria Jaque, PhD, and Paula Thomson, PsyD, on psychophysiology research in flow and stress regulation patterns in . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (3 of 18)

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (2 of 18) On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts (04/07/13)On The Edge Of Chaos Conference 2013: Creativity & Flow Research Panel, part one, features Dr. Robert Bilder, PhD, ABPP-CN, and his presentation on the 95% solution to resilience, brain functions involved in . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (2 of 18)

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (2 of 18) On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts (04/07/13) On The Edge Of Chaos Conference 2013: Key Note (2 of 18) features Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD, who presents the key note on Flow: The Creative State of Heightened Focus and . . . Learn More

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