The Important Role of Being a Survivor Advocate

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As a survivor advocate, it is important to be able to connect with people from all walks of life. Oftentimes, survivors need someone to trust, and they may not feel comfortable opening up to others. As an advocate, it is essential that you create a safe and supportive environment for them. This means being patient and understanding while also being assertive when necessary.

How Art Heals Emotional Pain

Note: by using the term ‘art,’ we’re not referring to the entertainment industry or any other form of artistic commercialization. Rather, we discuss art as a tangible bridge between reality and the world of ideas and dreams.   Art is a window into our inner worlds. It’s the only way to tell the story of […]

How Creative Play Helps Heal

As adults, creative play is often viewed as a waste of time. However, for children, it’s encouraged and celebrated. Are these two things really so different? Find out how art can actually help to heal the wounds left by trauma.

How to Exercise After A Traumatic Event

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If you’ve suffered a traumatic event, exercise can help you heal. Here are some things to remember as you begin your journey towards healing through movement.

Healing Emotional Pain is Possible

Some wounds are impossible to measure. How do you quantify the number of sleepless nights or hours spent crying? While physical wounds can be seen and treated, emotional pain — especially that caused by trauma — can be challenging to repair.

KPMG: Hope Spotlight

In this series, we celebrate organizations that create hope where it’s needed most. Our first spotlight shines on KPMG LLP. A longtime collaborator with Stars of HOPE, KPMG is one of the world’s largest professional services firms. For twenty years — in fact, since our parent organization New York Says Thank You (NYSTY) was founded […]

Five Ways Art Heals Trauma Survivors

In art therapy, it’s the act of creating art that heals, as well as the act of sharing it with others.

Here are five ways that can art heal a trauma survivor:

How Can Art Help Ukraine?

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It seems that, at any given point in time, it’s possible to turn on the news and read about something terrible happening on the other side of the world. Recently, the news has been dominated by the war in Ukraine, and it’s been heartbreaking to see such unnecessary horrors unfolding in our time. At Stars […]