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Art and Healing Series

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit.
—Angeles Arrien

In 2012, The New School at Commonweal began partnering with a new program at Commonweal—the Institute for Art and Healing. Through this partnership, a stream of conversation already present at TNS has been strengthened and expanded: conversations that heal the spirit, mind, and body through the power of creativity and art.

We welcome you to join us in this wide and diverse stream that includes expressive arts, fine arts, literature, and folk arts.

  • Suzanne Ciani

    Piano Concert
  • Oren Slozberg

    Dialogue, Art, and Group Intelligence
  • Artist Tu-2 (Tu Ying-ming) and Angela Oh

    108 Portraits of Compassion — The Blue Portrait Series
  • Sha Sha Higby

    Folding into A Tempest
  • Tu-2 and Angela Oh

    Insight: Seeing the Inner Self
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    Sue Moon

    The Healing Of Stories Writing Workshop
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    Oren Slozberg

    Learning Through Visual Thinking Strategies
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    Michael Tilson Thomas

    in conversation with Eric Karpeles
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    David Whyte

    A Pilgrimage of Identity
  • Irene Borger

    Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows
  • Stephen Parker, PhD

    Jung, Art, and Healing
  • Tomas Howlin and Shorey Myers

    Argentine Tango: A Modern Contemplative Practice
  • Michael Samuels, MD

    Demeter, Buddha, and the Bears: Ancient Roots of Contemporary Spiritual Healing