Art to Heal the Young Imagination

In Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk reminds us that trauma robs people “of the imagination they need to create something better.” Millions of children in the US have experienced some sort of trauma or adverse experience. To…

Art to Heal the Young Imagination

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In Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk reminds us that trauma robs people “of the imagination they need to create something better.” Millions of children in the US have experienced some sort of trauma or adverse experience. To the young developing body and mind, this can be detrimental. But art has special powers. Art can be used to enhance the imagination of children. Art can provide a new language and space for healing, processing and exploration. Giving a younger generation that opportunity will have lasting effects on our world. Join Mandy Noa and her colleague Laura Shaw in this Pecha Kucha session to learn why art is so essential to children and why the work of Paint Love is worth sharing and duplicating.

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