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Traveling Dance Company Offers Workshops for Patients and Healthcare Providers Program provided by Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program
Louisville, KY (May 20, 2013)—KentuckyOne Health will host a series of therapeutic workshops later this month for stroke survivors, brain injury patients and caregivers presented by The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program.
The workshops are presented by the Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Company, which has been recognized by the Kennedy Center as a national model in the area of arts and healing, and honored by the National Endowment for the Arts for Best Practices.
“Meaning in Movement,” a workshop for stroke survivors, brain injury patients and their partners will be held on Monday, May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Frazier Rehab Institute located at 220 Abraham Flexner Way in the 10th floor dining room, and again on Tuesday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza, located at 100 East Liberty Street, Suite 100.
The “Meaning in Movement” workshop helps stroke survivors, brain injury patients and their partners rediscover the creative mind-body connection through movement. Participants are invited to share their life stories and experiences. These stories are translated into movement to help find expression for the complex feelings and pressures, which result from stroke and brain injury. The workshop can accommodate wheelchair-level participants.
Another workshop, “Caring for the Caregiver,” a movement/story workshop for healthcare providers, will be on Tuesday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza, located at 100 East Liberty Street, Suite 100. It will focus on helping healthcare professionals find expression and support for the emotional issues and unacknowledged stress associated with their work. This workshop was first introduced in 1992 and has been presented at healthcare facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, and Bermuda.
The workshops are funded by a Gheens Foundation Grant and offered at no cost to participants. For more information or to register for the events, contact Mary L. Corbett, RN at (502) 468-4548 or at [email protected].
Founded in 1979, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater’s performance work, educational programs, community engagement projects and arts and health care work has garnered the company an international reputation for excellence. More information on the company is available at www.stuartpimsler.com.
About The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program
As defined by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts in Healing is “an international movement that works to infuse the full spectrum of the arts into healthcare settings, including design, visual, performing and literary arts, resulting in programs and healthcare environments that are welcoming and uplifting for caregivers, patients, their families and visitors.” The Kentucky Center partners with area healthcare providers to take highly acclaimed local and national artists into places of healing, providing quality performances and interactive arts experiences to patients, families and caregivers.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.