Integrative and Complementary Medicine
Arts for Healing Program
Healing the body, mind and spirit.
Some healing goes beyond medicine. Creating something beautiful can provide comfort and relieve stress for both patients and their loved ones.
The Arts for Healing program brings our trained music and expressive arts therapists into the hospital room, engaging patients in a variety of creative activities, including art projects, beading, card making, creative writing, model building, painting, scrapbooking, seasonal crafts, needlepoint and quilting and musical or theatrical events.
Together with a team of volunteers, therapists help reduce fear, pain and feelings of isolation. And patients often see quicker recovery times. This service, funded completely through donations, is provided at no charge to participants — and is available to patients at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, Sharp McDonald Center and Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.
Making the program work for you.
To learn more about Arts for Healing, call the Spiritual Care office at 858-939-3475 or send us an email. If you're interested in volunteering for the program, learn the volunteer requirements and submit your application. And if you would like to help fund the program, please make a donation.
Arts for Healing
The Arts for Healing program, offered at several Sharp hospitals, provides our patients and their families with a creative outlet designed to enhance their ability to heal.
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