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.

I am thankful for the creative things we all can do. So many believe they have no talent. A sad thing I believe. Art is healing to my mind whether it be drawing or chopping veggies. It is the involvement with something that helps me the most.

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@parus

I am thankful for the creative things we all can do. So many believe they have no talent. A sad thing I believe. Art is healing to my mind whether it be drawing or chopping veggies. It is the involvement with something that helps me the most.

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I agree. Art is healing. Though I earned an MA in art education, sometimes I wish I had pursued a degree in art therapy. Everything I do I see through the lens of art. Surprisingly, I became a health/wellness author (38 books) and love it.

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@harriethodgson1

I agree. Art is healing. Though I earned an MA in art education, sometimes I wish I had pursued a degree in art therapy. Everything I do I see through the lens of art. Surprisingly, I became a health/wellness author (38 books) and love it.

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I also have an MA in art education from ASU. Maybe the emphasis on the right brain is what brings up the healer in us. I also became interested in alternative health approaches in my mid 20's when allopathic med wasn't helping my bi polar issues and I turned to Adele David and her books on eating right etc.

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We are kindred spirits.

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@harriethodgson1

We are kindred spirits.

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Yeah, how about that>>>>music too.

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@jenniferhunter

OK, how cool is this? A pediatric surgeon who draws pictures on the bandage dressings for his your patients. I love this and it's a way to help kids feel better about some scary procedures. What a cool doctor! He doesn't think he's an artist, but this is little drawings for healing for kids. https://www.akronchildrens.org/audio_video/725c0260866c4078a0b454986803bbf7-all-dressed-up-dr-robert-parry.html

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Just wonderful @jenniferhunter ! I’ve actually started on some sewing! By hand. I’ll try my sewing machine later today

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@jenniferhunter

OK, how cool is this? A pediatric surgeon who draws pictures on the bandage dressings for his your patients. I love this and it's a way to help kids feel better about some scary procedures. What a cool doctor! He doesn't think he's an artist, but this is little drawings for healing for kids. https://www.akronchildrens.org/audio_video/725c0260866c4078a0b454986803bbf7-all-dressed-up-dr-robert-parry.html

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@jenniferhunter I love this doctor! If all doctors cared that much about their patients to do something special it would make a world of difference.
JK

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I wanted to share a story I recently discovered. The Mayo Brothers had a connection with Northwestern in Chicago, and commissioned a portrait of themselves and gifted it to Northwestern. Here is an excerpt and a link to the story.

"The portrait was presented to Northwestern University in 1929, partially in gratitude for an honorary degree of Doctor of Science bestowed to Dr. William Mayo in 1929* and in honor of Dr. Charlie Mayo's Alma Mater (Northwestern University), MD Class of 1888 and MA 1904. Dr. Charlie was awarded an honorary LLD in 1921. For many years there was an annual lectureship in surgery in his name at the medical school. He was recipient of the Alumni Merit Award in 1934 and was a trustee of the University."
https://galter.northwestern.edu/News/return-of-the-mayo-brothers-portrait-to-galter

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@parus, @jenniferhunter,, @healthytoday, @becsbuddy, @veteranspouseinpain, @gingerw, @harriethodgson1, and anyone that I neglected to mention-

My thoughts were turned to this discussion "Art for Healing" and naturally all of you, who have so generously shared some of your art along with the connectedness to your health history. I want to invite you to drop in and tell us how you are doing? Has the recent isolation form the coronavirus affecte your creativity? What have you created lately? What is your inspiration?

As for myself, I have done some sewing and finished a sundress for my grandaughter. She loves it and told me that she gets dizzy when she twirls in it. Today , with shoes and polished toenails, she wore it to church.

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@rosemarya

@parus, @jenniferhunter,, @healthytoday, @becsbuddy, @veteranspouseinpain, @gingerw, @harriethodgson1, and anyone that I neglected to mention-

My thoughts were turned to this discussion "Art for Healing" and naturally all of you, who have so generously shared some of your art along with the connectedness to your health history. I want to invite you to drop in and tell us how you are doing? Has the recent isolation form the coronavirus affecte your creativity? What have you created lately? What is your inspiration?

As for myself, I have done some sewing and finished a sundress for my grandaughter. She loves it and told me that she gets dizzy when she twirls in it. Today , with shoes and polished toenails, she wore it to church.

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@rosemarya
How beautiful! What a lucky grandbaby to have custom clothing designed and hand crafted by her grandmother.

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@rosemarya

@parus, @jenniferhunter,, @healthytoday, @becsbuddy, @veteranspouseinpain, @gingerw, @harriethodgson1, and anyone that I neglected to mention-

My thoughts were turned to this discussion "Art for Healing" and naturally all of you, who have so generously shared some of your art along with the connectedness to your health history. I want to invite you to drop in and tell us how you are doing? Has the recent isolation form the coronavirus affecte your creativity? What have you created lately? What is your inspiration?

As for myself, I have done some sewing and finished a sundress for my grandaughter. She loves it and told me that she gets dizzy when she twirls in it. Today , with shoes and polished toenails, she wore it to church.

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Rosemarya,
A cute summer dress on your pretty granddaughter. The flowers in the background match the dress.
Wish I had your talent, I could knit and do stitchery, I made plenty of sweaters, and even a few dresses, but the sewing was not a talent of mine.
Funcountess

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@rosemarya

@parus, @jenniferhunter,, @healthytoday, @becsbuddy, @veteranspouseinpain, @gingerw, @harriethodgson1, and anyone that I neglected to mention-

My thoughts were turned to this discussion "Art for Healing" and naturally all of you, who have so generously shared some of your art along with the connectedness to your health history. I want to invite you to drop in and tell us how you are doing? Has the recent isolation form the coronavirus affecte your creativity? What have you created lately? What is your inspiration?

As for myself, I have done some sewing and finished a sundress for my grandaughter. She loves it and told me that she gets dizzy when she twirls in it. Today , with shoes and polished toenails, she wore it to church.

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@rosemarya What a cute little dress and on such a pretty model! Sewing clothes is not my forte. I was a rebel child who flunked home ec. But I do make quilts!

During this time of pandemic and isolation, I have turned to that which offers me solace. Still playing with fabric, making colorful masks rather than quilts. Journaling. My artwork has taken an even more introspective turn as each stroke of the medium is more in focus and more grateful. I find myself moving away from simple black pen to adding colors in, perhaps as a way to bring some levity to an all?
Ginger

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