Military Artistic Healing assists participants in increasing their personal management of life stressors through artistic and written self-expression. Creativity is often overlooked as a tool that promotes healing and trauma resolution and self-expression ignites self-motivated behavioral changes while simultaneously helping veterans and active military to gain the skills necessary for coping with stress and loss.Per the FAC's press release on the award, soldiers who have participated have found the class to be transformative, allowing them to express themselves creatively and find more peace in their lives.
“It’s allowed me to start seeing the positives,” says Army Staff Sgt. Bobby Mathis, a member of Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Unit.This is the first and only CBCA award that a Colorado Springs institution has snagged.
“Military Artistic Healing Program has been an amazing journey for me and continues to do so” says current student Army Cpl. Eric Cruzat. “Kim, Tara, and the program as well as others involved have assisted me through art to continually fight my demons on a daily basis and give me hope for a better future.”