Arts & The Brain: Navigating Cancer

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Navigating Cancer

Shanti Norris, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Norris shares how arts, medicine, and healing began together in early times and are now syncing back up in healthcare institutions across the country. Learn the benefits of arts programs in cancer centers and hospitals and how patients are utilizing art as a tool for healing, and participate in an experiential session of practical healing tools. 

View the full Arts & The Brain lecture series.

About the Presenter
Shanti Norris is the co-founder and executive director of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a DC-based nonprofit health, education, and arts organization. She began the Smith Center Artist in Residence program and Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, and runs retreats for cancer patients. Former Vice President of Kent Homeopathic Associates, Norris has an extensive background in mind-body approaches to healing. She is also a former board member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and a three-term member of CARRA, the patient advocacy program at the National Cancer Institute. Norris is a graduate of Project LEAD from the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a premier science training program for activists that has revolutionized the world of breast cancer research and public policy. 

About the Series: Arts & The Brain
The therapeutic power of art—to comfort, to heal, to elevate quality of life—has inspired human creativity for centuries. Strathmore’s Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the arts to alleviate suffering and strengthen vitality.

Arts & The Brain: Navigating Cancer
By a Smith Center Creativity Workshop Participant 

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