Mission: The Scientific Arts Foundation is committed to developing research studies that explore the benefits of creative expression from both the artist/creator’s perspective and from the recipient/observer’s perspective. The Scientific Arts Foundation was founded in 2002 to increase the awareness and research the value of creative expression in the healing process. The medical community has made the mind/body connection and is recognizing the spiritual/belief component to healing. The Scientific Arts Foundation proposes that the 4th leg of the ‘healing table’ is creative expression.
Results: To increase the awareness of the SAF's philosophy of creative expression within the community, the SAF has presented workshops and presentations to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, medical groups, cancer support groups, professional organizations, and community groups.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 500-750 people per year attend presentations
As a hospice volunteer I have attended training sessions conducted by Amy Camie of the SAF, and I am aware of her work with our patients at the de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis. Amy's presentations on vibrational awareness and the positive effects this type of therapy can have via the mind-body connection (as suggested by research conducted by the SAF) challenge the tenets of conventional medicine and offer intriguing promise for the future treatment of disease.