PETER BLANCHARD: Nature Photography and Healing Art
Evidence-Based Nature Art for HealingPeter C Blanchard is a nature photographer and the founder of Manifest Photo. Through his artistic eye and the lens of a camera, Peter captures the natural beauty of Mother Nature and creates art that heals. Peter is committed to using his art to bring relief and joy to healing environments by aligning with evidence-based art research. Research that shows viewing imagery with specific elements can have powerful benefits such as reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, relieving physical pain, and even shortening hospital stays. It can even improve employee, client, patient, and resident satisfaction contributing to a positive effect on the bottom line of your business. This science can also be applied to our homes, schools, and work environments too. Many times my senior living clients ask about Art Rotation to prevent monotony in the hallways of their communities. Peters art rotation is a brilliant way to solve this problem. If you’re in the Portland area you’ll want to work directly with Peter and take advantage of this service. My favorite offer created by Peter is The Healing Art Cart. Often times long-term care patients miss the aspect of personalizing their rooms in order to feel more like home. The Healing Art Cart offers patients choice, personalization, and the opportunity to gaze upon a beautiful fine art photograph that they resonate with. Peter has even considered infection control with a special print medium. To get 10% off your purchase at www.manifestphoto.com enter RHEAMADER10 at checkout.
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In this episode:
- How Peter’s background in psychology helps him create fine art with empathy
- What evidence-based art is
- How evidence-based art and design will positively affect the bottom line
- Art Rotation, The Healing Art Cart, and Joy Blocks
- Peter’s first-hand experience of how fine art photography offers peace to patients in a Portland burn unit
- Peter’s own experiences of being in nature and what that does for his own wellbeing
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[bctt tweet="I’m always sort of hoping to give people a taste of that moment. An opportunity to let their stress and fear evaporate a little bit. – Peter Blanchard"] [bctt tweet="I was really determined not only to bring the art into the patient room but also add this element of choice for people. - Peter Blanchard"] [bctt tweet="Some of these people are in terrible excruciating pain, their whole lives have been turned upside down, and it’s that moment of relief… it gives them something positive to focus on. – Peter Blanchard"] [bctt tweet="If you are able to reduce stress, you end up getting results like higher worker productivity, lower turnover, and absenteeism, which anyone who runs a business knows is a huge cost. – Peter Blanchard"]