Where health and creativity intersect
My head is still buzzing with creative ideas for health after my dotMED conference experience. Here’s a great new blog post by doctor and writer Jacquie Garton-Smith on the links between creativity and wellness.
Being a doctor and a writer, it’s probably no surprise that I am interested in how two of my passions overlap.
There are clear links between creativity and wellness:
• The benefits of appreciating the creativity of others, how it makes us feel and what we can learn from it – art, music, photography, film and literature for example.
• Fulfilling your own need to be creative – be it one of the more traditional creative pursuits, or cooking a new dish, planting a garden bed or writing a Facebook post or tweet.
• The role of creative activities contributing to a range of benefits including to aid in learning and sharing of ideas, to reduce isolation, to foster companionship, to promote improved health and well-being, and even to reduce medication use and assist healing.
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There are comprehensive reviews of the literature which demonstrate the evidence…
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