What enables human flourishing?
"Everyone has a Doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well"
In recent years, a growing body of evidence has been compiled exploring the potential of the arts to impact on health and wellbeing in a variety of social contexts, to counter inequalities and increase engagement. Participation in the arts and access to a range of art opportunities can dramatically improve health outcomes and increase wellbeing. Supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems.
Evaluations of specific interventions have reported the following outcomes and benefits for patients, staff and families:
- Decreased stress levels
- Decreases in anxiety and depression
- Improvements in BP
- Decreased perception of pain
- Reduced drug consumption
- Reduced length of stay.
If you are an individual or an organisation who is interested in the transformational power of the arts and would like to consider ways to implement the arts in your healthcare setting or practice whether clinic, care home, hospital, and equally if you would like to introduce the arts in healthcare education, please get in touch to discuss your requirements .Please email me using the contact form and we can arrange a telephone call.