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Wed, Jan 15 11:27am · Flamenco dance offers unique form of healing for stroke patients in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Using Flamenco to focus not on what patients can’t do, but what they can create together.

Therapeutic Movement on ABC15

The Center for Humanities in Medicine’s Therapeutic Movement program, developed with Mayo Clinic Recreation Therapy and Phoenix-based artists from Flamenco Por La Vida, was featured on ABC15.

excerpt below; the transcript and video from the January 14th newscast can be found on ABC15’s website

 

“[The program] helps with their coordination, it helps with their habitual and non-habitual movement, and also with their fine motor skills,” said Flamenco instructor Olivia Rojas. Rojas says the movement and short routines also help patients regain strength, memory function and mobility.

Beyond the physical benefits, there’s also a social and emotional transformation. At the heart of Flamenco is community — everyone contributes either with singing, dancing or creating the rhythm.

“They start relying on each other just a little bit more to help them with their healing,” said Rojas.

“With a defective side, if they had a stroke and they’re able to move it, they’re exercising and doing those things that the therapists are working on and they don’t even realize they’re doing it,” said Recreation Therapist Carol Graziano. “I think that’s the magic of the program. It’s something fun and takes their mind away from their illness.”

Bonnie Crosby is a former professional dancer but a stroke stole much of her mobility. She says the Flamenco therapy offers her a new challenge to focus on and even the music helps her at least visualize movement that her body may not be able to do yet.

“The singing and the dancing and the arm movements just give you more of an impetus to get well soon. I just think they complement one another,” Crosby said. “We heal, I believe, more quickly.”

 

Therapeutic Movement takes place weekly at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Oct 11, 2019 · 2019 Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium in Center for Humanities in Medicine

In 2019 we invite attendees to share how they came to connect with health humanities and each other – in settings within clinical walls and communities at large – highlighting the unique ability of the humanities to respond to patient, provider, administrative, and public needs.

Featuring:
Lauren Barron, MD – Director, Medical Humanities, Baylor University
Senator Tom Harkin, (Ret.) – Councilor, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, Principle author of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Elvis Francois, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Musician, Mayo Clinic
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins – Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Patient Advocate

14.75 ANCC, Attendance, & AMA PRA Category 1 Credit available

Registration Required
Full Conference, single-day, and student rates available
To register:
ce.mayo.edu/himsym2019

Oct 11, 2019 · 2019 Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium in Center for Humanities in Medicine

In 2019 we invite attendees to share how they came to connect with health humanities and each other – in settings within clinical walls and communities at large – highlighting the unique ability of the humanities to respond to patient, provider, administrative, and public needs.

Featuring:
Lauren Barron, MD – Director, Medical Humanities, Baylor University
Senator Tom Harkin, (Ret.) – Councilor, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, Principle author of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Elvis Francois, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Musician, Mayo Clinic
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins – Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Patient Advocate

14.75 ANCC, Attendance, & AMA PRA Category 1 Credit available

Registration Required
Full Conference, single-day, and student rates available
To register:
ce.mayo.edu/himsym2019

Oct 10, 2019 · 2019 Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium - Welcome Reception in Center for Humanities in Medicine

In 2019 we invite attendees to share how they came to connect with health humanities and each other – in settings within clinical walls and communities at large – highlighting the unique ability of the humanities to respond to patient, provider, administrative, and public needs.

Featuring:
Lauren Barron, MD – Director, Medical Humanities, Baylor University
Senator Tom Harkin, (Ret.) – Councilor, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, Principle author of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Elvis Francois, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, Musician, Mayo Clinic
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins – Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Patient Advocate

14.75 ANCC, Attendance, & AMA PRA Category 1 Credit available

Registration Required
Full Conference, single-day, and student rates available
To register: ce.mayo.edu/himsym2019

Jul 30, 2019 · Apply Now for Symposium Scholarships in Center for Humanities in Medicine

 

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Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students and artists to attend the 2019 Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium, taking place this October in Phoenix, Arizona.  Recipients will be granted waived registration fees.  Application details are available via the symposium website.

Deadline: August 21, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT

Apr 11, 2019 · Special Concert │ Bruce Kirkwood in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Bruce is making another trip to Arizona – including two popup concerts at Mayo! Stop by to hear the elegant sounds of his electric violin on April 12th and 15th.

https://brucekirkwood.wixsite.com/elegantsounds

Friday, April 12
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Mayo Clinic Building – Scottsdale

Monday, April 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix