ART HOPE The Way To Creative Wellness

Art HOPE Press
  • erschienen am 1. September 2020
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  • 232 Seiten
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ART HOPE is a practical guide for healthful, artful living that explores the healing opportunities of art-making, art-taking, and art-giving. Creativity is a ready remedy for everyone, everywhere, every day that reduces stress and increases wellness. It is an essential life skill and our most renewable and valuable natural resource. This positive growth mindset helps us survive and thrive. The book offers a cradle to grave perspective for people seeking to improve their health and well-being through creative self-expression and self-care.

Creativity is a movement, a generative and regenerative energy that maintains a state of balance and homeostasis. It articulates life. Creative thinking, doing, and being activates wellness. Like creative energy, health is not stagnant. We can create health and a good life. Wellness is a dynamic, hopeful state of positive health in mind, body, and spirit, in any moment or environment, that nurtures the creative potential in all aspects of living. It exalts our best qualities and is an empowered state that takes time to develop. The things that make us well are relative to our life condition. Wellness is a healthy personal balance. Creative wellness is the measure of our health, happiness, and creativity in daily experience. Research shows when people have a creative and positive approach to life, it activates the "hope factor" and the body's natural ability to self-heal, triggering a placebo effect. Creative therapies in various forms are widely recommended by healthcare providers for patient well care because the process reduces stress. A leading cause of illness, stress negatively impacts physical and mental health, and our relationships, work, and daily life. At every age, creativity improves learning and memory, supports emotional and physical health, enhances personal growth, and celebrates life.

How are you creative? The common things people do and love to do are creative. The ART HOPE Creative Wellness Model is a universal application for everyday creativity that relates to our lifestyles, interests, workplace, education, healthcare, corporations, and communities and leadership, locally and globally. The model and related essays represent the many ways people are creative. They highlight mental, physical, spiritual, environment, community, home, language, sound, and visual aspects. These nine themes are synergistically interconnected and suggest the organic potential of creativity. Most of us can relate to some interest or activity described in the model. The concept is an idea catcher that can spark creativity, prompt an interest or hobby, and help identify opportunities for expression.

In this uplifting narrative, the author is an artist who paints a portrait of human creativity. It is a phenomenon we all share and how our species evolves with a sense of wonder and empathy for life. It is the natural way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world around us. Creativity is the way to wellness. ART HOPE is an inspiring book for educators, healthcare providers, community leaders, artists, self-directed learners, and creative seekers of all ages.

  • Englisch
Art HOPE Press
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  • 0,76 MB
978-0-9975078-3-6 (9780997507836)
Laura Jaquays is an artist, creative wellness educator, and the founder of ART HOPE, a nonprofit arts and healing organization. She teaches complementary arts-based therapies through drawing, watercolors, journal making, and origami. Laura is a contemporary painter living in Maine where she practices expressive arts in her seacoast studio and community.




Part One: Healthful, Artful Life

1: Creative Creatures

2: The Other Vitamin C

3: Cradle To Grave Creativity

4: The Art of Natural Healing

5: Dr. Creativity

Part Two: Creative Wellness Model

6: A Model for Creative Living

7: Mental Creative Wellness

8: Physical Creative Wellness

9: Spiritual Creative Wellness

10: Environment Creative Wellness

11: Community Creative Wellness

12: Home Creative Wellness

13: Language Creative Wellness

14: Sound Creative Wellness

15: Visual Creative Wellness

Part Three: Doing Creativity

16: Creative Flow

17: Creative People

18: Creative Practice

19: Co-creators

Part Four: Healing

20: Creative Resilience


Part Five: Learn More

22: Inspiring Books

23: Research & Resources

24: Moving Forward

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