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Journal of Applied Arts & Health

Journal of Applied Arts & Health

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Published by Intellect Books
This journal serves a wide community
of artists, researchers, practitioners and
policymakers, evidencing the effectiveness of the
interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for
health. It provides a forum for publication and
debate within the interdisciplinary field of arts
in health care and health promotion. The journal
defines health broadly to include physical,
mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social
and community health.
This journal serves a wide community
of artists, researchers, practitioners and
policymakers, evidencing the effectiveness of the
interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for
health. It provides a forum for publication and
debate within the interdisciplinary field of arts
in health care and health promotion. The journal
defines health broadly to include physical,
mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social
and community health.

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Published by: Intellect Books on Jul 09, 2010
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CONTENTS
Editorial
3–6Ross W. Prior
 Articles
7–18 Drama as a means of preventingpost-traumatic stress followingtrauma within a communityRobert J. Landy19–34 Choral singing andpsychological wellbeing:Quantitative and qualitativefindings from English choirs ina cross-national surveyStephen Clift, Grenville Hancox,Ian Morrison, Bärbel Hess,Gunter Kreutz and Don Stewart35–51 Performative encounters:Performance intervention inmarketing health productsin NigeriaVictor I. Ukaegbu53–61 Best foot forward: Anorthopaedic odyssey throughthe world of danceBill Ribbans63–80 Inspiring transformations throughparticipation in drama forindividuals with neuropalliativeconditionsAnne Fenech81–92 Emotional responses to musiclistening: A review of someprevious research and anoriginal, five-phase studyMichael J. Lowis93–110 You don’t have to like them: Art,Tate Modern and learningHannele Weir111–126 Creating a space for theindividual: Different theatre andperformance-based approachesto sexual health communicationin South AfricaKatharine Low
Review
127–129 Transforming Tales – HowStories Can Change People,Rob Parkinson (2009)
 
EDITORIAL BOARD
Dr Judith Ackroyd, Regent’s College, UK Dr Susan Corr, The University of Northampton, UK Dr Alida Gersie, Freelance Consultant, UK Prof. Robert Landy, New York University, USA Dr Michael Lowis, The University of Northampton, UK Prof. Shaun McNiff, Lesley University, USA Dr Laury Rappaport, Notre Dame de Namur University, USA Dr Frances Reynolds, Brunel University, UK Prof. Bill Ribbans, Hon. Orthopaedic Surgeon English National Ballet, UK  Jill Riley, Cardiff University, UK Prof. Emeritus Juliana Saxton, University of Victoria, CanadaThérèse Schmid, Charles Sturt University, AustraliaDr Anne Shordike, Eastern Kentucky University, USA Dr Philip Taylor, New York University, USA Dr Victor Ukaegbu, The University of Northampton, UK 
 
 JAAH 1 (1) pp. 3–6 Intellect Limited 2010
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 Journal of Applied Arts and HealthVolume 1 Number 1
© 2010 Intellect Ltd Editorial. English language. doi: 10.1386/jaah.1.1.3/2
EDITORIAL
ROSS W. PRIOR
Principal Editor
, JAAH 
I wanted to take the principle that it was not just a matter of interpreting the world but of changing it, and apply that to thetheatre.(Brecht 1935) A warm welcome to the first issue of the
 Journal of Applied Arts and Health
(
 JAAH 
 ). This has been an ambitious undertaking. However, with tremendous support from Intellect Publishing, and those aroundme, we have given birth to a sustainable vehicle for on-going scholar-ship within this important and ancient, yet developing, field.Last year on a trip to Greece I was reminded of the long-standing acknowledgement of the therapeutic value of the arts. The sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus is a spiritual place visited by the ancientGreeks in order to pay tribute to Asclepius (the god of medicine andhealing in ancient Greek mythology) and to ask the gods for remediesfor their physical ailments. Epidaurus was built around the third cen-tury BC and it is adorned with a multitude of buildings, most famousof which is the ancient acoustic marvel the ‘Theatre of Epidaurus’.Epidaurus was a healing centre as well as a cultural centre – the twopurposes closely entwined in ancient times. Whilst standing in thisancient healing place I realised that these arts-based healing tradi-tions still continue today.This is the first international journal of its type specifically address-ing the interdisciplinary concerns of 
applied arts
and health. The artsand health movement has gathered considerable momentum in the

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