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:
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 […]
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was the psychiatrist who gave the world its most famous psychological model of grief: the five stages we all go through after a loss – anger, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. While there exists debate within the psychological community as to how many stages the process of grief consists of, there’s are […]
The last few years have brought changes in the world that most adults never thought we’d see in our lifetimes. We can only imagine how scary it must be to be a kid right now. Mass shootings in their schools. A global pandemic. A war in Europe. What can we tell them about what’s happening? […]
Did you know that we all have two different kinds of hearts? Just as your physical heart pumps blood through your body, your emotional heart sends your feelings throughout the world. Where the physical heart needs blood, the emotional heart runs on hope. Everybody knows the process of donating blood. But fewer people know what […]
This blog deals with depression and suicide. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, help is available here. The world is badly in need of reasons to hope. As we write these words in March of 2022, we are two years into a global pandemic that has claimed the lives […]
Creating new hope in the ashes of what you’ve lost
It’s not an “empathy deficit”—it’s emotional exhaustion. Here’s how to recognize the signs and heal them in yourself and others.
Every day, there are people who spend their days constantly facing all the different ways the world can fall apart. How unkind people can be to others. And every day, they must find the strength to put people back together again.
Social Healing is a phrase used to describe the work we do. But what exactly does that mean? We’ll explain it, using examples from the organizations and people who make up the movement.