Health and Wellness

Healing Through Creativity

Desiree Cox MD Ph.D.

Healing Through Creativity – Archetypes, Imagination and Healing

A 19 year old young man goes into a mall in Omaha Nebraska, shoots 7 people and then kills himself. Find out how this event inspires a Chicago artist to help teenagers heal through art and creativity, and, how the event ultimately leads to a project where teenagers and young people image universally understood visual symbols that inspire healing through creativity. Join me this week when I talk to Jennifer Hereth, an artist and faculty member of the College of DuPage, the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and former recipient of the Kellogg Foundation Grant for International Studies about the Archetype Cards project where teenagers and young people generated modern archetypes to inspire imagination and healing. We also discuss other successful community initiatives for inspiring healing through creativity in young people and communities. Find out more about Jennifer Hereth and the Archetype Cards created by teenagers and young people. And be sure to find out more about Dr. Desiree Cox at her website.