The Arts and Healing Initiative brings arts-based tools for mind/body healing to the community as a vehicle for empowerment and transformation. The arts offer accessible, nonverbal and universal tools for facilitating emotional and physical health. The Arts and Healing Initiative develops and facilitates the use of programs that integrate art forms and mind/body therapies, such as meditation and group support, to maximize the healing process. It also serves as a clearinghouse for existing programs. Visibility is achieved through affordable experiential education and strategic outreach to health (and mental health) professionals, educators, community workers, caregivers, and artists, and the general public. Program planning involves partnerships with academia, community-based organizations, and private institutions to solve societal problems, such as the need for youth to channel physical, social, and emotional behavior in constructive ways - without the stigma of therapy.
CMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide musical instruments and music therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic conditions and life-altering illnesses, and to support research on the effects of music therapy. Visit the website here.
PARTH R BHATT