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Explore Art Abloom

Updated: May 22, 2021

Join Healthy Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods on June 26th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Detroit Abloom to explore the art of wellness at 248 Manistique in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit. There is no charge. Families are welcome. Explore the Art of Healing. There will be art, music and dancing! The healing arts are creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping and personal change. Traditional healing arts include music, art, dance, movement, poetry, writing, and drama therapies. These approaches combine artistic expression with psychological awareness.

In addition to the traditional healing arts, there are many other forms of expression, connection and self-development that can play a key role in health. For example, 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. 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.

Featured in the garden on June 26th will be:

Dr. Asha Shajahan, Dance Medicine demonstrations,

Dr. Leslie Rabaut, Artist in Residence in the garden,

Dr. Lakshmi Saleem, the art of Kolam,

Nina Goebel, art therapy,

Maria Elliot, sun prints

Art Rocks, garden art,

Sue Majewski, mosaic art,

Nancy Weigandt, the art of flower arranging,

Tom Milano, The Art of Spiritual Vegetarianism

Jody Pear, the art of creating a healing environment,

Elizabeth Atkins, the power of journaling,

Oasis Well-Being, movement and meditation,

Oasis Well-Being, energy therapy

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