Creativity and Healing, 3/2013
1.) "Can science put a value on art?" by BBC: Click here to listen: "Brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder affect tens of thousands of US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is known that art therapies can help with the psychological effects of these invisible wounds, but can they promote physical healing? A top military hospital near Washington is conducting the first comprehensive clinical tests to find out how art works."
2.) "The Power of Art: Can creativity cure the sick?" by BBC: Click here to listen: "Can unleashing inner creativity heal the sick? Nine-year-old leukaemia patient Ryan is in no doubt. "It makes you feel like you can do anything really," he says of the art therapy classes he enjoys, thanks to a US charity.The American military has also long embraced art therapy, using it as a core treatment to help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder."