– Boost their spirits
– Lower their stress
– Cultivate a healing, loving mindset
Healing Boxes can be an integral part of an art therapy program designed to stimulate a healing mindset. These boxes were first introduced to a hospital setting during the summer of 2014 while Mary Gorham was undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Yale Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut. The Healing Boxes® were warmly received by patients, staff and volunteers at the hospital. They have since been integrated into Smilow Cancer Hospital’s complementary services, art therapy program.
Healing Boxes are:
– Low cost
– Easy to make
– A FUN distraction from a person’s illness
These innovative origami boxes:
– Bond patients with care givers
– Promote healing
– Serve as a memento of the healing process
People who assemble Healing Boxes® can include an inspirational quote or personalized message along with an amulet, trinket or surprise inside the smallest nesting box.
By making, assembling and personalizing and then giving Healing Boxes® away, the full healing power of altruism is unlocked. When patients do something for someone else whom they might never meet or get to know (e.g. a youngster in the Children’s hospital, or parents waiting in the emergency room, or post-operation lounge) the patient becomes a healer, and, thereby, heals him or herself.
For more information about how you might set up your own Healing Boxes® program please contact Jon Gorham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Ourselves, Healing One Another, and Healing the World