One way that I have been celebrating National Creative Arts Therapy Week is by inviting my co-workers to dance during the lunch hour. We have been meeting daily and practicing the dance recently performed by Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres on the Ellen show in support of Michelle’s MOVE and Gimme 5 initiatives. It is a simple routine, and more important it is fun! Our staff here at the VA has been connecting in ways that we never have before. Dance has such an amazing way of bringing people together.
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Maybe you will find yourself dancing with your co-workers too. You’d be surprised who wants to dance if you just ask!
Happy Creative Arts Therapy Week!
Sharing my recent blog post on the American Dance Therapy Association website about the 3rd National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military. Enjoy!
Super excited to be speaking on this panel on integrative healthcare with military and veteran clients.
Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum
Americans for the Arts and hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/ National Institutes of Health
Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Research Innovations on Integrative Care in Military Health Settings and Applications for the Arts
Panel and discussion will explore the connections between the arts and integrative health, and how creative arts therapies practices can inform practice and research being conducted in integrative care across military treatment facilities (MTF) and VA clinical settings.