Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network Podcasts

Healing and building community through art

The first part of this week’s podcast looks at Creative Forces : NEA Military Healing Initiative. NEA Chairman Jane Chu and others reflect on the power of art to heal physical and psychological trauma as well as strengthen families and build community. In part 2, Sebastian Junger discusses his book, Tribe—which looks at the profound sense of loss some combat veterans feel when they return from deployment, and the various ways that art and ritual can help them re-enter their communities.

Author, Journalist and Filmmaker

His book Tribe rethinks PTSD.

(Injured Military Personnel + Art)

Creating art; changing lives.

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Fred Foote headshot.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Foote

Poet, doctor and retired Navy captain

The neurologist/holistic practioneer knows first-hand the healing power of the arts for veterans.

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Bryan Doerries

Photo by Howard Korn

Theater of War Director

Bryan Doerries discusses how bringing Greek tragedies to service members opens up new conversations. [30:31]

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Ron Capps

Photo courtesy of Ron Capps

Author, Veteran, Operation Homecoming Writing Instructor

Ron Capps helps returning service members write their way home. [27:06]

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Melissa Walker

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Art Therapist, NICoE

Melissa Walker discusses healing wounded service members through art at Walter Reed. [25:44]