Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes a state of total immersion in an activity where the rest of the world seems to fall away, and all that matters is the clarity, energy and enjoyment that comes with the task at hand.
At Arts Health Network Canadaâ€™s Annual Board Retreat, the sense of â€˜Flowâ€™ was palpable. Dynamic ideas and discussions rose to the forefront as the Board of Directors came together from all over the country for the weekend.
Spurred on by the Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech at the end of March, that highlighted the importance of a Creative Canada, we discussed the current landscape of Arts and Health all over the country, and our hopes for the future of the field.
With the conversation on Arts and Health spreading around the world, we are proud to be a voice at the table, both locally and internationally.
Making Dance/ Movement Therapy the Therapy of Choice for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Phillip Martin-Nelson, principal dancer of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who was diagnosed with severe autism, credits ballet with saving his life. Similarly, dance classes have been a driving force for Leon*, a 15 year old, high
Our Reflection article series highlights an individual's experiences of the arts as it contributes to health, healing and wellness. Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.
Ashleigh began her ballet training in Ottawa at the Kanata Ballet School. In 2009, she graduated from Canada's National Ballet School's Teacher Training Program with Distinction. During her training at the NBS she obtained her teaching qualifications with the Cecchetti Society of Canada, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and the Royal Academy of Dance â€“ as well as her Advance II dancing qualifications from all three organizations. Ashleigh is the recipient of both the Carole Chadwick Award and the Betty Oliphant Award for teaching and holds an
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