Could Creativity Heal the Body and Mind? | Connecticut Public Radio

Could Creativity Heal the Body and Mind?

Sep 19, 2013

by Faith Middleton  

Life is a difficult journey, despite its beauty, and that makes us wonder if artists are ahead of the game in using their creative expression to work through challenging times. We talk with nationally recognized artist Joy Wulke, who is now living with cancer, yet continuing to plan for her future.

On our call-in show we explore whether making art can heal the body, boost immunity, and soothe the psyche—no matter what you do for a living.

Art programs flourish among terminally ill patients at Connecticut Hospice. Hospitalized or troubled children at Yale have been encouraged to draw their feelings. Is creativity a major key to feeling profoundly alive no matter how long we have to live?

Support Joy Wulke's Quarry 2014 project (pictured above) on indiegogo.

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  • Joy Wulke - artist