Who We Are

Foundation for the Healing Arts (FHA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides educational environments using the Healing Arts. Healing is a personal process that happens as we develop a better understanding of our individuality and natural self-expression.

The Healing Arts assist us in forming unique outlets for our creative personalities. FHA’s mission is to use private consultations, natural solutions, workshops, live performances and audio/video programming as tools to expose us to the Healing Arts within us and offer ways to use them to improve the quality of our lives.

The organization was founded in 1985 by Dr. Gloria Jackson in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Jackson’s goal was to develop effective, non-invasive, integral healthcare programs for your individual needs. Seeking the cause, not just the symptom, by first looking to see what life-style changes can promote natural healing utilizing the Healing Arts.

What Are the Healing Arts?

The healing arts are creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping and personal change. Traditional healing arts include music, art, dance/movement, poetry/writing, and drama therapies. These approaches combine artistic expression with psychological awareness and communication, and are led by therapists experienced in both areas.

In addition to the traditional healing arts, there are many other forms of expression, connection and self-development that can play a key role in health. These can be practiced with the guidance of a teacher or therapist, but can also be incorporated into your life on your own to gain enrichment, self-awareness, and pleasure.

Healing arts therapies are tailored to the individual, using treatments that have the highest likelihood of success for each person. Healing arts practitioners are trained to be part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team and to consider symptoms as part of the larger picture of a patient’s physical and psychological well-being and life situation.

Incorporating the healing arts into health is part of a humanistic perspective—one that acknowledges the role of beliefs, emotions, stress, social connections, environmental factors, creativity and spiritual connection in health and well-being. It takes the broadest view of healing—that health is not just the curing or absence of disease but the fostering of positive opportunities for self-knowledge, growth and resilience.