HEART First is a multi-sensory artistic relief eToolkit self-empowering patients to cope with the pain/stress of an end-of-life experience.
While battling cancer, I envisioned, authored and orchestrated a 75-person collaborative artistic project to help patients cope with dying.
“HEART First™” is the world’s first "Experiential" Wellness eBook; a multi-sensory, interactive eToolkit for helping cancer patients and their caregivers cope with and find real-time relief from the physical, mindful and soulful suffering the disease causes. HEART First's centerpiece is 26 Written Meditations on the "Purpose of Life" reimagined into their Narrative, Visual Art, Music, Film & Scented brethren, then combined and edited into 14-minute immersive movie-like therapeutic experiences.
What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?
Clinical studies conclude treating a patient's mind-body-soul decreases their: (1) Powerlessness, (2) Pain, (3) Stress, (4 & 5) Reliance on Addictive Painkillers and Prescription Drugs. Sadly, mind-body-soul treatment in mainstream medical practice is happening at a glacial pace. Meaning people are suffering unduly. The arts are now recognized as an integral component of mind-body-soul care.
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I Co-Founded world's first electronic marketplace for crowdfunding (1997) private growth companies seeking equity capital from angel investors. As a 3x cancer survivor I'm a patient experience expert.
If you participated in an End of Life Storytelling Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from: