Show 143 – the Healing Power of the Arts Part 2 of 2

Smiling Girl with Hands Covered in PaintArt, in its many forms, brings healing, joy, and peace. It keeps hopes alive and helps survivors makes meaning out of abuse and chaos. Many people have found safe, effective ways to heal from trauma and live healthy, productive lives. Today, is part 2 of 2, the Healing Power of the Arts with women from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.


On Sunday, November 17th, 2013, we spoke about families who are touched by grief and mental illness with folks from Spark of Brilliance and Hospice Wellington in Guelph.


Art includes many forms of expression from painting, writing, dance and movement, song-writing, baking, crafts, and storytelling. What does art mean to you?

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso


An emotionally safe, open-hearted, nonjudgmental environment is key to the healing process. Women in Crisis offers these repeated acts of loving kindness and empathy over time so survivors can re-build trust.

Art allows a person to experience her inner-world, get in touch with her playful, vulnerable self, in a relaxed way. It turns something painful into something beautiful. Art is a way many women have taken back their power and reclaimed themselves when they feel guilty, angry, fearful, and depressed.


Please go to the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis ART SHOW!


Wednesday, December 11 to Friday, December 13, 2013

11am to 4pm Wednesday and Thursday; 4 to 9pm Friday

Where: 38 Elisabeth Street, Guelph

Call for information: 519.836.1110

Contact: Estella Rosa Irias Giron x 232


This Tuesday December 3rd, learn how to make bracelets.


For more information, on September 16, 2012, I spoke with Women in Crisis about “Living Free of Violence”.


Let’s keep this conversation going. Tell us about your impressions of this show.


Do you have any healing art experiences? If so, what did you discover? Please comment below or visit our FaceBook Page for frequent updates.


Broadcasted: Sunday December 1, 2013 1100-1200 Eastern Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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