Creativity Helps Heal the Brain by Rick McVicar

Self-Governance
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A poem about personal struggles to maintain self-control despite inner urges and wanderings of spirit.

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Clay Calms the Nerves for People with Dementia
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Working with clay can calm someone with dementia while providing joy and increasing confidence.

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Websites Promoting Art for Healing are Easily Found
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A community of art advocates and their websites can be found scattered across the Internet promoting the use of the arts for healing.

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"Healing the Mind with Words" to be Released
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A book I co-wrote with Amelia Willows will soon be released through Barnes and Noble Press. Amelia and I tell our stories of recovery from mental illness.

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Drama Plays a Healing Force for People with Dementia
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Drama therapy uses improvisation to enhance the lives of those who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

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Music Therapy Moves People with Cerebral Palsy
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People with cerebral palsy can benefit from the use of music therapy.

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People with Autism Can Have Perfect Pitch
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Music can open a world of emotions for people with autism.

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Mother Creates Musical Program for Son's ADHD
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A mother develops a musical training program to help her son overcome ADHD.

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Not Everyone Can Write to Stay Well
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Expressive language disorder can impact a person's ability to communicate no matter the age.

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Reading and Playing Can Slow the Approach of Alzheimer's
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Studies show a slowing of dementia among those who like to read or play board games.

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Does Anyone Need a Spiritual Writing Coach?
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Offering my writing/editing services to help deepen your faith in a higher power.

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