Links

Hope and Haven Initiative, http://hopeandhaven.org, teaches healing practices specifically designed for the practitioner to shift his/her nervous system. Especially good for vets and anyone with PTSD

The Georgia Conflict Center, http://gaconflict.org/, teaches non-violent communication. Their motto is “Conflict is inevitable. Violence is not.” They are an inspiring force for positive change.

An exciting new organization,  Remembering Forward, rememberingforward.org, sponsors story circles as well as real people telling their stories on podcasts.

The Healing Muse addresses issues of medicine through poetry, fiction and essays,http://www.upstate.edu/bioethics/

Ars Medica, a literary journal dedicated to the interface between Arts and Medicine: http://ars-medica.ca/

Narrative Matters, http://narrativematters.com/info.html

Literature and Medicine. For more than a quarter of a century, Literature and Medicine has been exploring.Issues of illness, health, medical practice, trauma, and the body are examined through literary and cultural texts.http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/literature_and_medicine/

The Arts and Health Alliance, https://www.artsandhealthalliance.org/, is at the forefront for healing and the arts.  Wonderful data base of research.

Narrative Therapy Institute.  If you are interested in Narrative Therapy, check out this website.  The art work is great too!www.narrativetherapyinstitute.com

The Journal of Poetry Therapy. Essays about the use of poetry therapy, as well as poetry!www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08893675.asp

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Site: Texts and commentary: a wonderful resource for working with archetypal stories,www.SurLaLunefairytales.com

A Healing Library, an eclectic and annotated catalog of stories, poems, novels, books, essays, and tales, all with the potential to catalyze and contribute to healing.   www.oneyearofwritingandhealing.com/a_healing_library

Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, an online journal has observations from healthcare professionals and patients, poetry, fiction and essays.  www.yjhm.yale.edu

Wellness and Writing Connections. People exploring issues related to wellness and writing.   http://www.wellnessandwritingconnections.com/

 An oncology site that promotes the use of the arts to help people express, and thereby better manage, pain and feelings, is Mesothelioma, http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com

Here is another oncology site that also uses the arts to help deal with cancer, www.asbestos.com. See especially the article, “Art Therapy for Chronic-Induced Pain.”

 Speaking of asbestos,  also check out Mesothelioma.Net:  http://mesothelioma.net. They  provide mesothelioma patients with free support, education, and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors.  They currently  are a sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Make a Wish Foundation and the National Patient Travel Center.  Mesothelioma is a rare, little- understood cancer, but help is out there.For help with the legal aspect of mesothelioma, including mesothelioma settlement information, go to MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org.