THE HEALING

POWER OF ART

The Artruism Group is a non profit organization created to promote art and it's benefits on the well-being of people.

Artruism is a NEW artistic movement started by a group of doctors and artists who are placing art, for its therapeutic effects, in clinics and hospitals.  The group is also conducting scientific research into the health benefits of art.

 

We are combining art and medicine on all levels (exhibitions on therapeutic art, art-therapy sessions, education, promotion of art and also clinical medical studies & researches ). 

We believe that art helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression.  It increase the sense of belonging, reduces isolation among vulnerable people and amplifies the feeling of happiness, joy and energy, for patients as well as for the employees.

 

 

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE,
notes on Nursing, 1859

‘’The effect in sickness of beautiful objects, of variety of objects, and especially of brilliancy of colours is hardly at all appreciated (…)  People say the effect is on the mind.  It is no such thing.  The effect is on the body, too.  Little as we know about the way in which we are affected by form, colour, by light, we do know this, that they have a physical effect.  Variety of form and brilliancy of colour in the objects presented to patients are actual means of recovery’’

During the course of the Inquiry, a great range of first-hand benefits was attributed to the arts.  This included recognition that creativity can:  stimulate imagination and reflection;  encourage dialogue with the deeper self and enable expression;  change perspectives;  contribute to the construction of identity;  provoke cathartic release;  provide a place of safety and freedom from judgement; yield opportunities for guided conversations; increase control over life circumstances;  inspire change and growth;  engender a sense of belonging; prompt collective working; and promote healing.  Creativity was also seen as a means of empowerment that can help us to face our problems or be distracted from them.  Consistent with all this, it was acknowledged that the arts are not anodyne; they allow us to access a range of emotions, including anguish, crisis and pain, which can serve as a preferable alternative to being sedated.

 

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Report (page 20)

THE ARTS FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
 

Engaging with the arts has a significant part to play in improving physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Arts in healthcare facilities help to diminish our anxiety and connect us with our humanity

Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help increase therapeutic art in clinics and hospital, art therapy sessions and medical researches.  Together we can help

heal the world!

ARTIST OF THE MONTH:   ÉLIANE DUCROS

TITLE:  It was early morning, when...  Acrylic on wood. 2019

 

ELIANE DUCROS, Artist

Mission: Add beauty to the world by creating high quality art work accessible to all.

 

Transcending time, the works of Ducros permeate sensitivity. Utilising unpredictable juxtapositions of contemporary elements within a "Beaux Arts" universe, she addresses the child as well as the purity within each of us. Her works represent the beauty of the human mystery through a sensual harmony that touches vulnerability.

Convinced that beauty inspires calm and brings peace and healing, she invests in Therapeutic Art and presents her creations where they contribute to the common well-being.

Ducros defines her work as holistic art. Her works encourage compassionate internal dialogue founded on the notion of the "globality of the human being": physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

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