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Nisha Sajnani on News 12 Connecticut

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Drama Therapy program director Nisha Sajnani is featured this week in a News 12 Connecticut story on treating PTSD with drama therapy. The story focuses on Dr. Sajnani’s meeting with April Barron, a Bridgeport resident who lost her son in a double homicide. Ms. Barron shared how gospel music and serving families through her church has helped her cope and recover a sense of joy. In the segment Dr. Sajnani says, “We’ve always known that the arts can heal, and the science is just catching up.” The piece includes a call by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for more government funding for programs and research in the field.   

Dr. Sajnani will co-host a symposium on the arts and health on November 14 as part of Healing Arts New York produced by Culturunners in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Health Organization and in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt, Johns Hopkins University, and the Open Mind Project. Read more and register.

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