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Caring for the Caregivers Workshop

Presented by: The UF Center for Arts in Medicine, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Registration: CLOSED

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Dates: Cancelled

Location: Kinne Auditorium at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Program Information

This workshop for artists from all disciplines and caregivers from all fields will explore the connection between healthcare and creative expression.

During this two-day intensive caregivers will be introduced to techniques and strategies for incorporating creative expression into their healing practice. Caregivers will also be mentored toward considering new possibilities for self-care to enhance a more healthful balance between their work and their lives.

Artists will become familiar with a diverse array of healthcare practices while considering how their particular mode of artistic expression can address caregivers’ practices. Artists will be presented new possibilities for collaborating with caregivers as well as how to navigate through the healthcare community.

All participants will engage in a series of cross-disciplinary modalities including memoir writing, vocal expression and movement expression as a means for deepening and refreshing their current work.

Over the course of the workshop participants will be given an historic overview of arts and healthcare as well as current practices and an extensive bibliography of print and on-line resources.

Since 1992 when SPDT introduced their Caring for the Caregiver program, Suzanne Costello has been the director of the company's arts & healthcare programs presenting workshops for hundreds of caregivers throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Program Cost:

  • Registration: $300 (10% early registration discount prior to April 27)
  • Special Registration for UFHealth and VA nurses: $200 (10% early registration discount prior to April 27)
  • Mayo Clinic Staff: $50

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Scholarship Applications The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, April 6, 2015 by 5:00 PM.

If you would like to register for this program or have additional questions, please contact the program coordinator at

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