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Healing power of art

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:07 am
by Josefine
This article was originally written in March, 2015, and updated on May 27, 2016. As more research information comes available I will be updating this post.

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Art Reduces Stress
On the U.S. National Institute of Health’s (NIH) website, according to the extensive research publication “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature” by Heather L. Stuckey, DEd and Jeremy Nobel, MD, “Engagement with creative activities has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression and can serve as a vehicle for alleviating the burden of chronic disease.” They also stated, “Through creativity and imagination, we find our identity and our reservoir of healing. The more we understand the relationship between creative expression and healing, the more we will discover the healing power of the arts.