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Ochsner Magazine: “Healing Art Garden Dedicated by The Helis Foundation”

Ochsnder Helis Foundation Healing Art Garden

Nature and art can be powerful tools for healing. An abundance of research has shown that exposure to nature and experiences centered on art can improve well-being and combat mental heath issues like depression, stress and anxiety. For people living with neurological disorders and undergoing difficult treatments, the healing power of nature has the potential to be even more potent.

Thanks to a generous $250,000 donation from The Helis Foundation, a healing art garden will be created in the courtyard of the new Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. Combining natural and artistic elements – including a water feature, walking path and sculptural art – the healing art garden will provide a soothing outdoor experience for patients and their families.

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