Moving from Problem to Potential: Dance and Wellness in the US
Well-being in hospital settings involves delivering health programs to encourage patients and staff to find alternative and additional ways to healing & health - through the help of professionals, and through their own initiative. Successful collaboration between the Arts and Medicine essentially creates the right healing environments and provides the right processes to help people achieve wellness at all levels of being. Dance programs are well placed in hospitals to provide healing and wellbeing. Engaging in dance reconnects the disconnected body and crucially returns a sense of ability and wholeness in bodies that feel broken or damaged through ill health.