Sometimes words get stuck. Some of us, especially children, are unable to articulate their pain with words. Using art as expression has many health benefits.
Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits,
and, anyone can do art.
HeARTS Found Founder, Sheri Booth, will be sharing "HeART" projects
with kids 10-17
at Joyful Inspiration Retreat
September 21st & 22nd, 2019.
This wonderful organization helps
victims of abuse.
"Sweet Strings" is just one of our
music programs. This program teaches ukulele to 40 low-income children ages 6 to 9 in four rural counties. This ten week program culminates with a
live performance in all four counties at local events.
Music is scientifically proven to have a powerful effect on the brain.
Recent research proves that music helps heal in many areas of the brain, including memory, pain reduction, stress relief, and brain injuries.
Billy Bucher plays percussion with Sheri at her live performances around East Texas. Billy has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. He says when he is playing music, all his symptoms disappear. Playing Music gives him his greatest joy.
Our Culinary Arts Program is overseen by our Certified Executive Chef, Jackson York.
This is a multi-faceted program with many layers of learning teamwork, enjoying food as an art-form,
as well as
teaching healthy eating practices.
We are in the process of implementing a certification course as an Institute to help folks coming out of incarceration earn a
Sous Chef Certification.
Giving hope is what this program is all about. A job will help keep people out of prison! Excited!
Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC is also a certified ServSafe Food Manager instructor.
A full 6 hour day of creative activities on 11 rural acres in a safe, peaceful country setting.
Immersing yourself in a peaceful setting is healing all by itself.
Besides being incredibly fun, theater helps people develop many of the skills necessary for success in today’s world. To name a few:
Self-Confidence: Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, performers discover how to take creative and emotional risks and learn to trust their abilities.
Literacy: Students increase reading and writing skills at their own pace by immersing themselves in the story, reading and re-reading their scripts, memorizing their lines, and taking notes at rehearsal.
Communication: During rehearsals, students learn how to articulate their thoughts and questions and carefully listen to direction in order to improve their performances.
Planting and cultivating a garden is a very healing process. It is scientifically proven that gardening is especially successful for veterans, and individuals suffering from PTSD, depression and other mental issues.
As our garden grows, participants get to eat what they grow
powerful physical health benefits.
Our "Garden Goodness" is also used in our Culinary Arts Program.