ARTS & RECOVERY TEAM
The Disastershock Arts & Recovery Team Reporter's Notebook is an interview series exploring voices of innovative GLOBAL Expressive Arts advocates speaking to the power of the arts in healing & integrating the mind-body-spirit in trauma recovery, and the restorative impact of community-based arts practices.
ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE: PROJECT UNLONELY
DS ARTS & RECOVERY TEAM RESOURCE: DRAMA THERAPY
EPISODE 4: EXPRESSIVE MODALITY - CINEMA/FILM
ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE: NORDOFF - ROBBINS CENTER
DS: ARTS & RECOVERY: MUSIC THERAPY
EPISODE #3 - EXPRESSIVE MODAILITY - MUSIC
ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE: UCLArts & HEALING
DS: ARTS & RECOVERY TEAM RESOURCE: HOLISTIC ARTS
EPISODE #2 - EXPRESSIVE MODALITY - INTEGRATIVE ARTS
ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE: DANCE FOR PD
DS: ARTS & RECOVERY TEAM RESOURCE : DANCE/MOVEMENT
EPISODE # 1: EXPRESSIVE MODALITY - DANCE
PRAISE FOR THE DISASTERSHOCK ARTS & RECOVERY TEAM
"Disastershock is a compelling and valuable link to further our understanding of the role that artistic expression plays in supporting people with disabilities or those recovering from trauma or stigma. Creativity must be more fully understood and appreciated as a powerful method to advance our understanding of the human experience. Disastershock is a much-needed resource to help us in this journey."
Tom di Maria, Emeritus Director, Creative Growth Art Center.
"The Disastershock Arts & Recovery series provides a salve to all humanity in the area of what we all most need at any time and especially after surviving overwhelming circumstances: A place to breathe, sense, and feel connected to a restorative human experience." Karen Bagnini., MA, LCAT, LCSW, ABD,
Founder,'We Create To Relate"
"I am grateful for the Disastershock Arts and Recovery Series and Notebook. I have shared the information with the inpatient pediatric Child Life Team and the behavioral health team at the Kalmanovitz Child Development Center of California Pacific Medical Center. The work with children and families is trauma-focused and this resource has been a wonderful addition and creative focus for the work.
The families are grateful for the positive resource and direction."
"We have always known that there are multiple ways to
heal after a disaster or trauma. Disastershock Reporter's Notebook brings attention to the important role of the arts & creativity in processing, healing, and making sense of what sometimes cannot be understood on the surface."
Senator John Fredrickson
Nebraska State Senator
"As the head of a community music school that brings music into the lives of so many during turbulent times, the Disastershock Reporter's Notebook is a vital tool we can use
to heal, recover and renew. Dr. Reji Mathew has insight into
that process and a heart for telling the story of how
arts-based programming can be a salve for suffering."
Marigene Kettler, Executive Director
Rockland Conservatory of Music
"It’s quite clear there is a subtle yet strong and malleable interaction between socio-ecological factors and gene expression to optimize various dimensions of wellbeing. Dr. Mathew and her team provide invaluable clinical tools to counter the deleterious effects of trauma for individuals, families, and communities through the careful utilization of the arts."
James Weldon Johnson, Professor of Social Work
Director, MSW Program, New York University
"The Disastershock Arts & Recovery series offers our global community an understanding of how to hold space for and alleviate the suffering from trauma through the universally accessible and intrinsic power of the creative arts process. This series enhances the existing offerings of the Disastershock project, which generously provides free resources for
resilience-building in disaster zones."
"The Disastershock & Arts & Recovery series provides deep insight into the foundational link between the arts and healing. With sensitivity and intellectual curiosity, the series illuminates various creative pathways to recovery from trauma. It is a voice of hope in these challenging times."
"After watching the Disastershock Arts & Recovery series, and Dr. Reji Mathew's interview with creative arts therapists, it is clear that expressive arts must be a crucial component of the process of healing traumatized communities. When those who have experienced trauma have no words, creative arts expression can be a lifeline." Andrea Gitter, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT Board and Faculty WTCI: an intersectional feminist psychotherapy institute.