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Art therapy and mind – body health

How art helps us build immunity and respond adaptively to stress. Features on artistic expression and stress reduction in national and international press.

The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/study-says-making-art-reduces-stress_us_576183ece4b09c926cfdccac

Health.com: http://www.health.com/mind-body/art-stress-relief

Business Insider:  http://www.businessinsider.com/theres-proof-that-making-art-can-actually-reduce-stress-2016-6?r=UK&IR=T

The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Art-making-reduces-stress-even-for-beginners/articleshow/52763237.cms?

The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/even-bad-art-relieves-stress-says-science?utm_source=tcpfbus

Mic.com: https://mic.com/articles/146396/the-science-behind-adult-coloring-books-explains-why-they-re-so-therapeutic#.4K8frg6Q4

PsychCentral: http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/06/16/artmaking-can-ease-stress-regardless-of-training/104872.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/art-isnt-just-good-for-the-mind-its-good-for-the-body-too_us_5683094ae4b0b958f65ab92a

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/in-the-media/2016/January/Girija_Kaimals_Ongoing_Study_Mentioned_in_Huffington_Post/

Research grant for arts- based approaches to care at end of life http://multibriefs.com/briefs/aata/AATA032316.php

Art therapy research with the military 

Fox29 news feature  on NEA/ Walter Reed/ Drexel Collaboration http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTIyODQwNiZNRElEPTU5MzU2MjUmTURTZWVkPTg1OTYmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D

Press release from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on the collaboration between Drexel Creative Arts Therapies department, the NEA and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center https://www.arts.gov/news/2015/creative-arts-therapy-useful-tool-military-patients

Feature on the art therapy research with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/January/Art_Therapy_Masks_Military/

Feature on the art therapy research with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/08/veterans-let-slip-the-masks-of-war-can-this-art-therapy-ease-ptsd.html

AATA research award

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/current/archive/2015/May/2015-05-28-girija-kaimal-wins-american-art-therapy-association-research-award/

Research consulting in Africa 

http://drexel.edu/cnhp/news/current/archive/2014/December/2014-12-16-Dr-Kaimal-Consults-on-Therapeutic-Art-Program-in-Malawi/

Research on cortisol and artmaking 

cnhp/news/current/archive/2015/January/2015-01-29-Research-on-Health-Outcomes-of-Visual-Art-Making/

Blog post on evaluation 

http://aea365.org/blog/girija-kaimal-on-the-pragmatists-guide-to-successful-long-distance-evaluations/

Art in city Hall

http://www.uwishunu.com/2013/03/art-in-city-hall-and-the-academy-of-natural-sciences-present-library-of-life-art-exhibit-at-city-hall/

Commissioned art

http://www.seedlibrary.org/breadseed-poppy-mix.html

Gender series art

http://www.genderacrossborders.com/2012/04/18/welcome-to-the-series-global-citizens-how-women-are-affected-by-migration/

H1-B exhibition 

http://twelvegatesarts.org/exhibitions/h1b

Research on millenials

http://www.scup.org/page/audioconferences?path%5B%5D=audioconferences