Wellness Links

Web resources for arts medicine, breast cancer, other cancers, other life-threatening illnesses and wellness.

Arts Medicine

Healing With the Arts
Art projects for healing – including visual arts, dance, writing, and music – along with spiritual practices and guided imagery.

American Dance Therapy Association
Resources for dance therapists

Disarming the Playground
A blog by Rena Kornblum, MCAT, DTRL, BC-DMT, about Violence Prevention Through Movement, a curriculum based on the theories of Dance/Movement Therapy

Apsara Counseling Services
Ms. Brett Debney, LPC and Dance/Movement Therapy intern. Counseling services with a body-mind approach for families, couples, children, adolescents, groups, and individuals in Greensboro, NC

Arts and Healing Network
Marion Weber's international forum for those interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness

Creative Alternatives of New York
Provides therapeutic theater workshops for disabled and disadvantaged persons

Society for the Arts in Healthcare
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the incorporation of the arts as an integral component of healthcare

The Centre of Excellence in Movement, Dance and Dementia
Aims to equip health professionals and others working in dementia care with the knowledge and skills necessary to explore and develop the use of movement and dance.

Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Site
Click to fund free mammograms

Stanford Cancer Center Breast Cancer page
Information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Information for breast cancer patients, survivors and co-survivors

Yahoo Health Directory listings for breast cancer
Site listings and other resouces for breast cancer patients

Other Cancers

American Cancer Society
Resources for cancer patients

American Childhood Cancer Society
Helps children battle and overcome cancer

American Society of Clinical Oncology
An interactive resource for professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer

Cancer News on the Net
Cancer information and support links

The Cancer Project
Information on the benefits of a healthy diet for cancer prevention and survival

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
An authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care

The Open Directory Project: Cancer
Comprehensive listing of internet resources on cancer

Stanford Hospital Cancer Center
Health information for cancer patients, families and the public, for health professionals, and for medical students, residents and fellows. Also contains a physician directory.

The Virtual Wellness Community
Free online support services for people with cancer and their loved ones

Other Life-Threatening Illnesses

Stanford Hospital Patient Education Center
Self-management programs for people with chronic health problems.

Other Wellness Links

Information on nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, alcohol- and drug-abuse prevention, stress management, health insurance, residency, social services, etc.

On-line classes by subscription and a blog on the subject of optimal living

Real Psychology Solutions
Practical self-help for mental health and living well

Therapeutic Treatment Solutions
Specializing in making connections between treatment resources and people who need them

The Worry Solution
Dr. Marty Rossman's blog on how to utilize the powerful imagination that is behind worry to facilitate positive growth and change

Watch Me Bounce
Inspiring resiliency through story

Your Tango
Website and digital newsletter about love and relationships

Airy Melody
Guided relaxation CDs and MP3s to help listeners relax, sleep and heal

Norman Molesko, LA's Young Oldie
Los Angeles Poet Society's article and video on "Normie" Molesko, senior-advocate


American Dance Therapy Association
American Psychological Organization (APA)
APA Humanistic Psychology
APA Practice Organization
APA Psychologists in Independent Practice
APA Society for the Psychology of Women
California Psychological Association
Marin County Psychological Association
Redwood Psychological Association
San Francisco Psychological Association


Shana Ree Gann, MA

Shana Gann Shana Ree Gann recently left Union Street Health Associates to start her own practice. Shana is now a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults in individual and couples therapy.

She is especially passionate about helping couples be happier and overcome stressful situations – from communication problems, affair recovery, stepfamily issues, and everything in between. To do this she primarily uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and her twenty years of experience with mindfulness and meditation.

Shana also specializes in helping women recover from eating disorders and body image issues. She originally became interested in psychotherapy through her love of the arts, specifically dance. Her BA is in InterArts and Anthropology, and her MA is in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.

    Shana Ree Gann
    155 Montgomery St., Suite 408
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    email:, website:

Defining Moments For Therapists
edited by Serge Prengel & Lynn Somerstein

First-person accounts by eleven therapists, of some "Aha!" moments when they got to understand themselves better, and to understand better why they do what they do. For more information about the book, see

"Ilene Serlin is a true seeker who will generate new knowledge about the human condition and explore the practical applications of this new understanding in the daily issues that confront her."

Ernest Rossi, Ph.D

C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles
Author, The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing