Resources for Healing

In our past month focusing on Arts and Health, and especially in our conversation with Dr. Vivien Marcow Speiser and Dr. Phillip Speiser, several resources came up in research and conversation. For more information on this important topic, visit the links below. American Art Therapy Association American Dance Therapy Association American Music Therapy Association, DefinitionContinue reading “Resources for Healing”

Musician, Heal Thyself

An old proverb suggests that physicians should take time to heal themselves before attending to patients. When it comes to the therapeutic benefits of the arts, many doctors and other medical professionals are following this advice too. At Harvard Medical School, the Arts and Humanities Initiative attracts participants from nearly every hospital affiliate, every medicalContinue reading “Musician, Heal Thyself”

Arts Therapy and Veterans

With over 1,200 health care facilities employing tens of thousands of doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and administrators, the Department of Veterans Affairs operates the country’s largest health care system and provides direct care to millions of veterans. Here in the Boston area, the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, founded in Bedford in 1928, providesContinue reading “Arts Therapy and Veterans”

An Arts & Health Discussion and Experience

After a long week (and a long year!) join us on Friday, March 19, at 3:00 p.m. for a discussion of arts and health with distinguished experts in the field. Dr. Vivien Marcow Speiser and Dr. Phillip Speiser will speak about their history and work in arts therapy, arts and health, and arts education. They’llContinue reading “An Arts & Health Discussion and Experience”