Healing Arts at
The ROCK Center
The Link between the Arts , Health and Healing
What are the healing Arts?
Other healing practices
Mind-body therapies such as guided imagery, biofeedback and hypnosis can help us learn how to de-stress and control physiological functions such as blood pressure and heart rate.
Laughter and humor are good for our immune system and can shift our perspective and create connections with others.
Meditation and spirituality can bring us into a state of deep relaxation that can help us cope and feel connected with nature or a universal source of being.
Relating to pets can help us feel calmer and foster a feeling of closeness and understanding with another being.
Cooking or gardening can stimulate our senses, relax the mind and bring a deep sense of satisfaction.
Engaging in any creative process is healing. It is a way of knowing yourself better on the deepest levels, connecting with others (human or pet), regulating your responses to stress and communicating your inner experience.
Even making small changes in our environment supports us on physical and emotional levels by bringing in natural light, art, color and pleasing sound—each having a profound effect on our nervous system and feelings of well-being.
All these approaches have been shown to have a positive impact on improving health, coping with illness, supporting caregivers, and enhancing healthcare environments.