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Foundation for Hospital Art : Barbara Banta has traveled the world installing hospital art: Studies show a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress and anxiety; and researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process.

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"Art of Survival: Women, Healing & The Arts" edited by Elka Kazmierczak, as featured on the Arts & Healing Network. Essays by counselors, educators, and artists, combined with art works by women artists and survivors of abuse (psychological, physical, and sexual) showing that art making can be a source of self-knowledge and transformation.

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