Itay: Theatertherapy against burnout

staging-258631 640Art and creativity can fight stress also if your work in hospital. This are the results of a two-year research project entitled "Co-health of the Social and Community Theatre Centre" run by the University of Turin. The research involved almost one hundred students and healthcare professionals. The technique called social community theater" reduced by up to 30 percent of the effects of stress affecting especially the helping professions, such as doctors, nurses, but also teachers and educators. The greatest benefits regarded emotional exhaustion and personal fulfillment. The network of personal relationships had a positive impact on the self-esteem as well as family cohesion.

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