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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR’s six week program offers: Mindfulness meditation instruction Introductory mindful yoga Evidence-based tools for anxiety, depression, & promoting happiness Group dialogue Daily homework assignments 4 CDs and a practice manual This program is approved for 19 continuing education contact hours for Nurses, LMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs. Course Fee $165…

UF 2013 International Piano Festival

The University of Florida International Piano Festival to present world-class pianists in master classes and in recitals.   This summer, the University of Florida will host world-renowned pianists from across the United States and China for the International Piano Festival. Now in its 6th year, this annual event…

Brown Bag Cafe

Brown Bag Café is a performance series that occurs on Fridays from noon-1pm in the North Tower Atrium. During this time, the North Atrium is transformed into a performance space where patients, families, and staff are invited to enjoy live performances during their lunch hour. Our performers are composed of…

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

The arts therapies in Arts in Medicine is teaming up with UF Psychiatry, UF Psychology and the Eating Disorder Recovery Center to recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, 2013. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the US Department of Health & Human Services, the…

Collaborative Sketchbooks

Art House is an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Their flagship endeavor is the Sketchbook Project: an evolving library that features more than 18,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. They also operate the Brooklyn Art Library, a storefront exhibition space in the heart…

Sounds to Soothe the Soul

Musician in Residence, Danielle DeCosmo, grew up thinking that singing in 3 part harmony, swing dancing in the kitchen, and drumming on every surface of the house was a normal part of life. Because of this upbringing, music is second nature to Danielle. Danielle has been sharing her talents…

The Art of Compassion: Nursing Education

As a UF student, Lauren Arce studied psychology, but a lifelong love of dance brought her to AIM. Lauren took a course at the UF Center for Arts in Medicine called Dance in Medicine. As part of her coursework, she became a volunteer at AIM and discovered how the arts…

Global Impact: AIM for Africa

The Twa of Rwanda represent only one percent of the country’s population. They are severely discriminate against and live in impoverished conditions, struggling each day to buy water and food. Of the village’s nearly one hundred members, only ten have survived past the age of forty. Despite their living conditions,…

Lake City VA Arts and Music Showcase

The Lake City VA Recreational Therapy department hosted their first art and music showcase June 12, 2012 featuring original works of art and performances by inpatient veterans. Shands Arts in Medicine artists Cathy DeWitt, Madeline Austin, Mary Lisa Kitakis Spano and Nancy Lasseter have been training Lake…

Programs

Shands Arts in Medicine serves as a national and international model for hospital based performing arts. Bringing dancers, musicians, actors and other performance based artists into the hospital, these programs engage patients and stimulate the environment of care in unexpected ways for the health care staff. Each week, any area…