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Welcome to the
NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare Site


Current Events, Opportunities, & Highlights

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GROUP LEADERS:
Meet the new NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare Group leadership team. They are an accomplished and passionate group of arts in healthcare professionals who are excited to be leading the network forward in our mission to support and promote the arts and creative arts therapies in healing. Look out for an e-mail and posting about our next meeting this spring!
To learn about our new leaders Click Here.

JOIN OUR FACULTY THIS YEAR!
Fifth Anniversary Expressive Therapies Summit
We are pleased to announce the Fifth Anniversary Expressive Therapies Summit to be held in multiple New York City venues, November 6-9, 2014. Last year, over 850 creative arts therapists and educators, arts professionals, and interested healthcare colleagues gathered together to learn, collaborate, and network.
http://summit.expressivemedia.org/
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
Deadline for Submission
Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHY NOT SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE?
CLICK HERE to access the 2014 Proposal Submission Site.

SPRING SOUND BATHS
Mindful Music Psychotherapy is offering sound baths throughout the spring at different venues. Each sound bath is designed specifically to create a deep listening atmosphere of healing and holding through resonant instruments including Tibetan bowls, crystal singing bowls for each chakra, Indian harmonium for voice work, gongs and bells, aroma therapy and herbal teas for a full sensory experience of vibrational healing. 
Katie Down, MT-BC, LCAT has been creating sound bath experiences for 7 years in New York and abroad. She collaborates with Reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, and body workers, creating an optimal healing environment and targeting specific ailments, energetic and emotional blockages. For More Information and for the full schedule go to: http://www.mindfulmusicpsychotherapy.com/workshops-and-events.html 

NARRATIVE MEDICINE EVENTS:

Out of the Frame/Into the Gutter:
A Graphic Exploration of Narrative, Health, and Social Justice

April 4, 12:30-5, Faculty House, Columbia University
Free registration outoftheframe.org
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NARRATIVE MEDICINE TRAINING:

The Program in Narrative Medicine of Columbia University and the American Medical Student Association are co-sponsoring an intensive Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine from June 16 to June 20, 2014. This is the first national Institute offered to medical students and pre-medical students by the founding faculty of Narrative Medicine. MORE>

POETRY SPOTLIGHT:
Newark Arts High School students deliver and interpret in voice, dance, art and music, "In Memory of the Future," a poem written by child psychiatrist and poet, Diane Kaufman, MD. Diane, a long time member of the NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare Group, asks that you please share this poem wherever you see fit and write your comments on YouTube. MORE>
To view and read more about “In Memory of the Future” Click Here.

FILM SPOTLIGHT:

Arts Access documentary accepted into the Garden State Film Festival!
Matheny Arts Access Program Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sFeFPOmlmY
Arts Access Website: http://www.artsaccessprogram.org/
Please join us for the screening at
Resorts Superstar Atlantic City, NJ
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon   
If you missed the world premiere in Montclair, here's your chance!
To learn more about the Garden State Film Festival, visit 
gsff.org
Click here to purchase tickets

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT:
ArtWorks: The Naomi Cohain Foundation
ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. MORE>

FEATURED MEMBER BOOK:
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood
Edited by Catalina Florina Florescu
It is with great pleasure to announce the publication of a collection devoted to motherhood.
To learn more about the book Click Here.

WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK!

Visit our page and post field related events and news!
NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare on Facebook Click Here


WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES, AND TRAININGS:

TRAININGS:

Dance for PD®
Professional Development Workshops in Brooklyn, NY
Learn | Connect | Share | Dance
• Learn from world-renowned dance and movement teachers
• Share with other Dance for Parkinson's instructors
• Take classes in ballet, modern, tap and more
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Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute
Ulster County, NY
Fall/Winter 2013-14 Workshops MORE>


NEWS & UPDATES
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Teen With Traumatic Brain Injury Expresses Himself Through Art
Click Here for Video

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare has changed it’s name!
We are now the Global Alliance for Arts & Health!
We could not be more excited to move forward with our new identity, which reflects our ongoing commitment to bringing arts and health professionals from all corners of the globe together to advance this field. MORE>

A humanitarian award for Dance for PD
®
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk has selected Olie Westheimer and David Leventhal as this year’s recipients of the Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award to recognize their work to develop Dance for PD® and to acknowledge the global impact of the program. MORE>


UPDATES
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Jeffrey Levine, MD: Recent Photography, Articles, and more Click Here