Imagination Heals brings uplifting children’s stories and imagination-based activities to the lives of hospitalized children, helping them enjoy themselves and experience personal growth when they need it most. Our focus is enabling children to creatively and joyfully express themselves as they develop self-confidence, perseverance and resilience. This program has been designed to help patients and families gain practical tools and growth experiences through creative interactions with our Imagination Heals team and materials.
We believe every child is unique and bears special gifts that can benefit the world as well as help them cope with stressful life situations. Imagination Heals offers respite and relief for children in the hospital environment, enabling them to experience imagination-based therapies that support their healing process. (It should be noted that the imagination-based therapies are an adjunct to and not a replacement for accepted therapies.) These can include singing, beatboxing, rapping, dancing, toning, mindfulness, gardening, visualization, laughter yoga and more. The program also includes artist collaborations including interactive workshops, live performances and celebrity visits.