Art for Healing

Posted by Harriet Hodgson @harriethodgson1, Oct 26, 2018

Kudos to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for allowing physicians to write prescriptions for free admission to the museum. And kudos to Mayo Clinic for its art program. From the beginning, Mayo Clinic believed that art can uplift patients and foster healing. Whether it’s Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic displays a wide range of artwork for patients. The Rochester site published a brochure for a self-guided tour of artwork. I live in Rochester and every time I’m at Mayo, I take the time to look at the artwork.

@lioness

@gingerw I,m going to have to try this the weekends are boring fkr me so will get into doodling

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Lioness, I will be thinking of you today! I am a doodler! My boys used to enjoy the doodles that made while having long phone conversations. When they came home from somewhere, they would comment, "You must have been talking to (Name) today."

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@rosemarya

Lioness, I will be thinking of you today! I am a doodler! My boys used to enjoy the doodles that made while having long phone conversations. When they came home from somewhere, they would comment, "You must have been talking to (Name) today."

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Read somewhere that doodling/drawing etc. is as relaxing to the brain as meditation.

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@healthytoday

Read somewhere that doodling/drawing etc. is as relaxing to the brain as meditation.

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@healthtoday I read the same thing somewhere long time ago I know tge adult coloring is for me so will doodle this weekend before the Rams-Cowboys game

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@rosemarya

Lioness, I will be thinking of you today! I am a doodler! My boys used to enjoy the doodles that made while having long phone conversations. When they came home from somewhere, they would comment, "You must have been talking to (Name) today."

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@rosemarya I don't think I have doodled in years, probably because these days when I am on the phone I don't need to be stationary. Also, it seems that although I prefer to speak on the phone, most everyone else likes to text. I think being on the phone is probably a universal time to doodle.
JK

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@lioness

@healthtoday I read the same thing somewhere long time ago I know tge adult coloring is for me so will doodle this weekend before the Rams-Cowboys game

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@lioness I have a lot about adult coloring books so have looked at them in stores. They are so complex generally that I think rather than relaxing me they would make me tense and frustrated!
JK

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@contentandwell

@lioness I have a lot about adult coloring books so have looked at them in stores. They are so complex generally that I think rather than relaxing me they would make me tense and frustrated!
JK

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@Contantandwell some people say that also I have done the more complex but prefer the animals

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@contentandwell

@lioness I have a lot about adult coloring books so have looked at them in stores. They are so complex generally that I think rather than relaxing me they would make me tense and frustrated!
JK

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It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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When I was teaching, many of my students enjoyed stained glass window coloring books. You could find different degrees of difficulty and they came in a variety of subjects, even seasonal. I don’t remember where we found them, though.
Colored pencils, crayons, even markers or colored pens work well.

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@rosemarya

When I was teaching, many of my students enjoyed stained glass window coloring books. You could find different degrees of difficulty and they came in a variety of subjects, even seasonal. I don’t remember where we found them, though.
Colored pencils, crayons, even markers or colored pens work well.

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I found this “Zenbroidery” and thought it would be a fun use of my scrap embroidery thread. Lucky I didn’t pay much for it because I am not enjoying it.

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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@rosemarya The stained glass sounds not certain I will have to look for them Thanks

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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Amazing what can be done with crayons in a child’s coloring book.

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