Art and Healing Series

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

Commonweal has a long history as a center for art and healing, and The New School reflects this history with a robust series of podcasts and videos in this vein. We have seen the value of the arts as a vehicle to and modality for self expression, inspiration, and healing. The connection between the two runs as a thread through many of our programs, most notably the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, Healing Circles, the Center for Creative Community, and our Sandtray work.

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

In addition, if you are interested in art and healing, we encourage you to visit the Arts and Healing Network, who has another fine library of arts and healing podcasts.

  • Lisa Simms Booth and Michael Lerner

    Healing Work with Cancer in a Time of Transformation
  • Larry Robinson

    Reanimating the World: Ecopsychology, Mystery, and Poetry
  • 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
  • Sue Moon

    The Healing Of Stories Writing Workshop
  • Oren Slozberg

    Learning Through Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

    in conversation with Eric Karpeles
  • David Whyte

    A Pilgrimage of Identity
  • Tribute to Adrienne Rich

    Presentation by Eric Karpeles
  • 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
  • Sandra Steingraber, PhD

    Healing Inside Out: A Poet's Quest, A Mother's Journey