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The Arts of Wellness

Traditional healing arts include music, art, dance/movement, poetry/writing, and drama therapies. These approaches combine artistic expression with psychological awareness and communication.

Grosse Pointe Park Farmers Market and Beaumont’s Healthy Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods are partnering to offer the community, “The Arts of Wellness” on June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The DJ and tent will be located in the parking lot of the Beaumont Internal Medicine office at 15200 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park. There will be art, music and dancing and health information. The healing arts are creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping and personal change.

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. 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.

Some of the participants include: Wayne County Community College, Martin Family Farm, The Green Grocer, Thirty-One Totes and More, Sewa Treats, Two Canoe Candle, Detroit Abloom, Classics From Scratch Inc, Love Life Detroit, Eliza Jean Bakes, Healthy Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods, Beaumont Family Medicine, Beaumont Integrative Medicine, Beaumont Internal Medicine, Michigan Association of Art Therapy, Beaumont Health Screenings,  The Serendipitous Soul, Sidewalk Listening Project, Dance Medicine, Stage and disc jockey and many more. 

9 a.m. Tap Routine demo/lesson

10 a.m. Comedy Routine by Grosse Pointe Theater

10:30 Children’s Storytime

11 a.m. Dance Medicine Dance demo/lesson

Noon Bikram Yoga demo/lesson

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