Healthy Options 10/7/20: Art, Expression, Creativity and Well-being

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineering assistance: Joel Mann

Rhonda Feiman talks with art educator and creative childhood development expert Bridget Matros, about how creative expression is essential for good health in children and adults- especially during these challenging times.

Why do so many adults deny that they are creative?
How is problem solving a creative activity?
How has our culture reinforced the notion that only certain people are creative?
A reminder and discussion that the solutions we have adapted in response to the pandemic are examples of creativity.
What are some specific games and fun exercises that can help us remember and reown our creative selves?
How can we help nurture our children to be good problem-solvers, and how can we ourselves remember, as adults, to problem-solve?
How have we abdicated our problem-solving skills to our technology such as the Internet, cell phones and computers?

Bridget Matros is an artist, musician, and arts educator, currently presenting classes for children and adults at Waterfall Arts in Belfast.

Websites of Interest:
Bridget Matros- Pecha Kucha presentation 4/12/19

Waterfall Arts

“Inktober” (Drawing prompts)

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.