We believe that everyone has innate powers to heal within.
An integrative approach to wellness, and cancer treatment, addresses the whole person — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This approach combines the best of conventional and complementary health care along with nutrition, stress reduction, creative expression, and other techniques for optimal wellness. An integrative approach helps people live as well as possible, for as long as possible.
Our holistic approach of stress reduction, healthy lifestyle choices, art-making, self expression, and community can birth simple yet profound changes that radically transform our lives. The goal of programs is to provide a dynamic and thought-provoking forum for exploring new ideas among diverse groups of people.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Participating in the arts enhances each individual’s ability to access their inner healing resources, leading to enhanced health and wholeness. The gallery is open to the public and features artwork that speaks to our larger community with a focus on art that serves to educate, enlighten, empower, and cultivate greater healing, beyond the physical.
Visit our Resources Section for an ever-growing selection of podcasts, videos, downloads and books on health and wholeness.
What is Healing?
At Smith Center, we believe that healing is a lifelong journey in which each individual’s path is unique. It is an integrative process that encompasses the entire spectrum of our existence – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The healing process helps us to find meaning by asking what is right with ourselves and exploring our most fulfilling ways of being, relating, and creating in the world. It makes our perspectives larger and wiser. Our goal is to support the people we work with in taking their next step in healing, whatever that step may be.
Healing is very different from curing. Today, a cure for an illness is generally due to medical intervention that causes an illness to disappear. Curing is a form of repair, while in contrast, healing is a form of growth. We believe that healing is always possible, even if a cure is not.