Welcome to Healing With the Arts!



Healing with the Arts course goes online for free at University of Florida

Available soon, let us your mail to get in touch when it goes online


This is a website about art and healing. Discover how you can use art to heal yourself, others, community and the earth

From musicians in hospitals, to quilts on the National Mall — art is already healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods.

Now it’s your turn.

Through art projects—including visual arts, dance, writing, and music—along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing With the Arts gives you the tools to heal what you need to heal in your life, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

An acclaimed 12-week program lauded by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing With the Arts gives you the ability to heal your family and your friends, as well as communities where you’ve always wanted to make a difference.

Internationally known leaders in the arts in medicine movement, authors Michael Samuels, MD, and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, show you how to use creativity and self-expression to pave the artist’s path to healing.

Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Awards
in Health & Healing, Wellness, Prevention & Vitality



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Healing with the Arts course, free online


For many years, Michael Samuels, M.D. and Mary Rockwood Lane have taught a course at University level Graduate and undergraduate called Art and Healing or Spirituality and Creativity in Healthcare. This course will now go online. !! We are happy and excited about this. The online Healing with the Arts course will be a 6 week/ module program to use art (visual arts, music, dance and word) to heal yourself, others, community and the earth. You will actually do a project to heal something in your life that needs to be healed with art, a creative living rich experience.

For many years we have watched as our students have major life transformations and healing. They have healed themselves from sexual abuse, unresolved grieving, illnesses, healed family members, relationships, community and the earth.

This is new concept in education. By making art, a caring loving community is formed and students can share and heal deeply personal and deeply important things that may have never been addressed in their lives. It is such a new experience , online education without judgment, in a loving caring sacred space. It is a new kind of university online distance education, using art to heal what needs to be healed and making community.