Creative Health: Music as a Healing Tool

Monday, Jun 17, 2024, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Todd Henkin is an internationally known musician, creative health practitioner, and speaker. He will discuss his co-creation work using songwriting's empowering and healing ability with vulnerable populations in London and Philadelphia.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about what is happening in Great Britain and what we can learn from how their health practitioners are incorporating Creative Health in their practices.

Creative Health is a program of work that uses creative practices to support people with physical and mental health diagnoses. It embraces visual arts, performance arts, film, literature, music, crafts, gardening, heritage, and digital arts.

Todd Henkin, MASc, is an internationally known musician, creative health practitioner, and speaker. He will discuss his co-creation work using songwriting's empowering and healing ability with vuln

erable populations in London and Philadelphia. Todd recently earned his Creative Health Masters, in one of the first classes to offer it at the University College London (UCL). It is the first degree of its kind in the world, in the rapidly changing health, social care and social impact fields providing the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare through the creative health field. Todd's field of art is music and we will learn about music as a healing tool for those who work with people with a mental health diagnosis, and for people who have a mental health diagnosis. His experience is working directly with families and providers. We will also hear some of the music he has written that is currently used as a healing tool.

Todd Henkin’s collaborations are not just about music and storytelling. They are about co-creating art as a lifeline with those in difficult times, facilitating grief, joy, and flow. The songs he’s creating with people are a tapestry of resilience, inspiring the kind of changes we need to ensure spaces for healing transform into places where people create, imagine, sing, and dance through their difficult stories.

 His work and passion revolve around the transformative power of music, storytelling, and Creative Health. He collaborates dynamically with institutions such as Carnegie Hall, Live Music Now, and Breathe Arts Health Research. In these roles, he is a practitioner, professional musician, project manager, and researcher (MASc Creative Health). This unique combination allows him to run projects, train musicians, co-create songs with vulnerable families, and effectively communicate the benefits of creative health work through research. Running parallel to this work is 20+ years of performing, touring, and recording albums found on all streaming platforms, including a soon-to-be-released album, “Good Grief.”

Find links to his work at www.ToddHenkin.com

Contact: Thenkin@gmail.com