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.

@jenniferhunter

I found this today about how understanding and appreciating art can make medical students become better doctors in how they relate to patients and by fine tuning their observation skills. I love this. It helps them learn empathy and helps prevent physician burnout by finding other view points. As an artist who has an understanding of biological science, it would be really interesting to be able to teach an art class for doctors. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-help-med-students-better-doctors

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@jenniferhunter thanks for sharing this link I really enjoyed seeing the art and reading how it can help patients .There so many things that give patients a joy ,we use to do pet therapy and music therapy.My understanding is now there is Drumm ing therapy that is helping.

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@johnbishop

Thanks for sharing the link Jennifer! I copied and posted to my Facebook feed..have a couple of young doctors who I hope see the post.

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@johnbishop and @jenniferhunter

I followed John's lead and posted it on my personal FB page as well. I'm also going to send it to Henry Ford Hospital. They have started a Patient Advisory Board and I go to monthly meetings (the Patient Advisory Board attempts to make the hospital more patient-friendly by getting input from actual patients!). This is such a great idea of treating the whole person, not just the disease/disorder.

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@lioness

@jenniferhunter thanks for sharing this link I really enjoyed seeing the art and reading how it can help patients .There so many things that give patients a joy ,we use to do pet therapy and music therapy.My understanding is now there is Drumm ing therapy that is helping.

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Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@hopeful33250

Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@hopeful33250 It looks like a good way to relieve stress!

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@gingerw

@hopeful33250 It looks like a good way to relieve stress!

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@gingerw yes it is before I left Pa the hospital was starting it for dementia patients as far as I know it is working.

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@hopeful33250

Hi @lioness
You mentioned drumming therapy. I just started a drumming cardio class. Is that what you mean about drumming therapy?
I really enjoy it! Here is Youtube video that shows how it is done, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOOD5OC4wA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUhl9mk_2k

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@im sure every venue has different ways of drumming Where I live we had someone come up with there drums the leader taught us in the songs he played

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@gingerw

@hopeful33250 It looks like a good way to relieve stress!

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It is, @gingerw. I sleep so well after going to the drumming class. I must drum out all of my frustrations😂

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@hopeful33250

It is, @gingerw. I sleep so well after going to the drumming class. I must drum out all of my frustrations😂

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@hopeful33250 It works so well I drum on whatever I have at home but am thinking of getting a bongo drum

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 It works so well I drum on whatever I have at home but am thinking of getting a bongo drum

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What a great idea, @lioness!

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@hopeful33250

What a great idea, @lioness!

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@hopeful33250 then you can drum anytime.

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I take it drumming is for those that like noise…Not something I could handle. Interesting how we are all so different.

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Yes, art is healing. I speaks to our inner most being in ways we do not understand with color, form, line,content and emotion.

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@parus

I take it drumming is for those that like noise…Not something I could handle. Interesting how we are all so different.

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To me, drumming is rhythm, something the body really likes. Maybe more movement to it would feel better. I love it myself. Length of time makes a difference.

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@healthytoday

To me, drumming is rhythm, something the body really likes. Maybe more movement to it would feel better. I love it myself. Length of time makes a difference.

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One more little idea, a writer once said what people need to do, and especially teens, is to connect themselves to activities humans have done for a long time. She called these primal activities, such as dancing, painting, building with rocks, cooking, tasting, singing, telling stories, drumming, running, reading swimming, etc. (Of course, we will eliminate the obvious negative ones.) Lazying in front of the tv wasn't considered one of them.

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@healthytoday

One more little idea, a writer once said what people need to do, and especially teens, is to connect themselves to activities humans have done for a long time. She called these primal activities, such as dancing, painting, building with rocks, cooking, tasting, singing, telling stories, drumming, running, reading swimming, etc. (Of course, we will eliminate the obvious negative ones.) Lazying in front of the tv wasn't considered one of them.

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(oopppss I'm lazying in front of my computer.)

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