Art Therapy: Healing Arts

Can the arts be used as something greater than being an avenue where individuals like you can express your ideas from the mind into an art masterpiece?

Yes, and this is where art therapy (healing arts) comes into the bigger picture.

We’ve taken the arts to a whole new level by bringing in the psychological creative process that allows you to see huge improvements in your emotional well-being, and enhancing your quality of life with art therapy.

Read on more for the full story and see how the HEARTS and art therapy initiative have helped build up the confidence of their students lives, and how you too can benefit from the therapeutic healing process from each art therapy lesson.

The Healing Arts (HEARTS) Initiative

Healing Arts, Art Therapy, Art Intervention
Healing Arts (HEARTS) Alexandra, Lundbeck A/S and Dr. Tan Ching Yam

Hospitals and medicines can only do so much to keep diseases in check—there are many chronic diseases that we can’t cure.

Medicines are bitter, and not forgetting that the treatments feels just as bad as the diseases themselves; the road to recovery can be grueling and meaningless.

Recent research on the mind and body has demonstrated the powerful role of a person’s mind, along with the beauty of the arts, in the healing process.

Arts help in the creation of hospitals’ environments that are more conducive to healing. We’ve found that beauty is a powerful regenerative. Similar to how sugar helps the body take in medicine easier, the beauty and the arts makes an individual feel hopeful and whole.

Together with Alexandra Hospital and Dr. Tan Ching Yam (PhD), the Healing Arts (HEARTS) initiative was founded, and with the combination of Art Intervention and Music Therapy, they have made successful progressions in an attempt to humanize the hospital environment and enhancing the sense of well being for the patients.

Our Students Artworks & Testimonials

Credits go out to Alexandra Hospital, Lundbeck A/S and Dr. Tan Ching Yam for their contributions to the Healing Arts project. Here are some of the works and testimonials given by some of our students. Click on the images to expand.

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“It helps to enrich and develop my interest in the arts and nature, and having a better understanding towards Chinese brush painting. At the same time, I’m enjoying the time painting together with my friends.”

– “Romance of The Butterfly and The Flower ” by Healing Arts student, Hong Yu

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“Never would have I dreamed that I could paint with my weaker arm.”

– “Soaring in Pride” by Healing Arts student, Zi Jin

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“I have faith with my life again. I never have thought that I could still paint something remarkable at this age.”

– “The Sound of a Rooster” by Healing Arts student, Yu Dong

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“The continuous improvement of the mind begins with the art of painting.”

– “Tree of Life” by Healing Arts student, Ye Yuan

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“Being able to do Chinese brush painting is a dream come true. It gives me a lot of joy looking at the beautiful paintings, with some touching up done by the teacher (Dr. Tan).”

– “Joy In The Waters” by Healing Arts student, Duan Yu

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“It helps to enrich and develop my interest in the arts and nature, and having a better understanding towards Chinese brush painting. At the same time, I’m enjoying the time painting together with my friends.”

– “A Joyous Report ” by Healing Arts student, Hong Yu

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“I’m loving and enjoying the arts.”

– “A Joyful Play ” by Healing Arts student, Lin Hui Lan

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– “Discus Fishes In Play ” by Healing Arts student, Lin An Fu
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“Looking forward to each painting class with anticipation! I’ve learned to grow in patience through these classes. Chinese brush painting certainly adds life to my age! It is about taking steps, one at a time in your life journey.”

– “Sunflowers” by Healing Arts student, Mei Ling

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“I have faith with my life again. I never have thought that I could still paint something remarkable at this age.”

– “Happiness” by Healing Arts student, Yu dong

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“Completing the final touches on a painting brings me the greatest joy and satisfaction.”

– “Butterfly In Love” by Healing Arts student, Zhao Kun

Art Therapy: Healing Arts Sessions

Dr. Tan Ching Yam is now conducting art therapy sessions. Details:

1. Healing Arts (HEARTS): Art Intervention, Alexandra Hospital Singapore

While Healing Arts is conducted exclusively with students from Alexandra Hospital, Dr. Tan Ching Yam is opening up discussions and proposals with a vision of spreading the awareness of art as a healing tool with art therapy. Write in to us with the contact form below for further details.

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