Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab

Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab

Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab

Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab

Summary

In the United States, over 1 million critical care healthcare professionals treat of our most seriously ill patients. As a result of their stressful work environment, these healthcare professionals often experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and burnout syndrome. More than ever, providers are looking for tools to help them draw on their resilience and cope with work's stressors.

Creative Arts Therapy uses a variety of media to engage with peer groups, enhance the connection to work, and cultivate positive coping skills. Our Creative Arts Therapy program combines visual, musical, writing, and physical expression to help providers identify, explore, and transform psychological difficulties.

Inspiring collaboration

We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers, doctors, artists, and therapists seeking to harness the power of creative arts to promote the psychological health of healthcare professionals.

Together, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Colorado, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the National Endowment for the Arts are building capacity, engaging with the community, and conducting research that explores the psychological benefits of creative arts.

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National endowment for the arts research labs logoThe opinions expressed in materials on this website are those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of the National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis or the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Endowment does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information included in this material and is not responsible for any consequences of its use. This NEA Research Lab is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (Award#: 1855492-38-C-19).