The Women with Wings Foundation is a teaching non-profit and 501 (c)(3) recognized organization that bridges the gap between the science and technology of medicine and holistic patient care by offering healing arts programs, products and services that can easily be integrated into a provider's existing protocol. Our products and services use all forms of art to inspire cancer, chronic pain patients and their families to heal emotionally, spiritually and physically. Discovering one's creative instincts brings empowerment, joy, faith and hope to the healing process.
Physician burn-out, depression is common and affects care, survey says Reuters (1/17, Larkin) reports almost two-thirds of US physicians “feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.” What is a potential antidote? Compassionate care.
In a recent Create to Heal class, I used Mandala Art as a meditation and mindfulness exercise.
Mandala is Sanskrit for circle. These sacred geometric patterns represent wholeness and are often used as meditation tools, for personal expression and spiritual growth. Tibetan Buddhists refer to the mandala as “a matrix or model of a perfect universe” and “an integrated structure organized around a unifying center.”
I like them because they command your attention in a positive way.