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The Moon Balloon Project
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February 4, 2012

Art Show and Moon Balloon Book Signing

to benefit Helping Children Cope with a Loved One's Cancer and The Moon Balloon Project.

Sponsored by Friends of Hope, South Shore Hospital
Linden Ponds
300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham MA 02043




October 30, 2011

Performance: The Moon Balloon Song

Performance by Ken Brown and Drawing by Joan Drescher

at The Old Ship Church, Hingham MA, to celebrate Remembrance Day Services



October 1, 2011

Helping Children Cope with a Loved One’s Cancer

Presentation by Joan Drescher
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope with Change
Moon Balloon Training for Caregivers and Volunteers

Sponsored by Friends of Hope, South Shore Hospital
Linden Ponds
300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham MA 02043


Registration Contact: Julie A. Kembel, Coordinator, Friends of Hope
12 Water Street
Hingham MA 02043
781-749-5315
jakembel@nlabooks.com



June 1- 4, 2011

Workshops, Trainings and Abissola Moon Balloon Festival

Scuola Elementaire Di Albissola Marina
Albissola, Italy




April 13 -16, 2011

The Moon Balloon Research Project: Using the Unspoken Language of Images and Symbols to Help Children Heal

Presentation by Judy Rollins PhD, Joan Drescher, and Mary Lou Kelleher

The Society for the Arts In Healthcare National Convention
Burlingame, CA




January 11, 2011

Soul Care in Health Care ®

Joan Drescher presenting with Gordon Dveirin, EdD and Joan Borysenko, PhD

The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Rhinebeck NY




December 16, 2010

A Journey in The Moon Balloon™ - Helping Children Cope With Change

Presentation by Joan Drescher
Drawing collaboration with the children of the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten classes

South Shore Conservatory
Hingham, MA




October 2, 2010

Helping Children Cope with a Loved One’s Cancer

Presentation by Joan Drescher
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope with Change
Moon Balloon Training for Caregivers and Volunteers

Sponsored by Friends of Hope, South Shore Hospital
Linden Ponds
300 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham MA 02043

Registration Contact: Julie A. Kembel, Coordinator, Friends of Hope
12 Water Street
Hingham MA 02043
781-749-5315
jakembel@nlabooks.com



September 26, 2010

Playmaker Child Life Training

Presentation by Joan Drescher
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope with Change

Sponsored by Project Joy – Life is Good Kids Foundation
Dedham Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
55 Ariadne Road
Dedham MA

By invitation only
Contact: Emily Saul, Director of Playmaker Training
Emily@projectjoy.com
www.projectjoy.com



September 25, 2010

Enhancing Comfort in Pediatric Palliative Care - Conference

Presentation by Joan Drescher
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope with Change

Fairfield University School of Nursing
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Registration Contact: Eileen R. O’Shea, DNP, RN
203-254-4000
eoshea@mail.fairfield.edu



June 4, 2010

Creativity & Expression: The Healing Power of the Arts in Healthcare

The Moon Balloon® Research Project: Using the Unspoken Language of Images and Symbols to Help Children Heal
Joan Drescher & Judy Rollins PHD

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA

contact phone # 617-349-8320
Lesley Seminar webpage



February 27, 2010

Moon Balloon® Training the Trainer

South Shore Hospital Cancer Center, Friends of Hope Volunteers
South Weymouth, MA




October 21-23, 2009

Conference on Spirituality in Pediatrics 2009

A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope With Change
Joan Drescher & Judy Rollins PHD
Drawing collaboration with the Children's Advisory Board of TCH, using images and symbols for caregivers

Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas




June 9, 2009

Moon Balloon® Training and Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Joan Drescher & Liz Ennis presenter/ trainer
Sponsored by The Children Miracle Network

Shannon Medical Center
San Angelo, Texas

Contact- Paula Baker (325) 450 2290



April 1, 2009, 6:30pm

"Bringing Spirit into Action: Using the Arts to Help Heal"

Hingham Congregational Church
Hingham, MA


$25 for dinner and speaker
Contact Lisa Patterson at 781-740-5696 or patfam@comcast.net
Gretchen Kowalczyk at 781-740-4801 or gretchenkowalczyk@yahoo.com



Febuary 25, 2009, 6:30-8:00pm

"Helping Children and Family In The Healing Process Using The Wholeness Of Life In Images"

South Shore Educational Collaborative
Hingham, MA




November 22-23, 2008, Saturday Sunday

17th Annual Open Studios 2008
4th Floor Artist

2 neighboring locations
E.T. Wright Building
Webster St. Rockland, MA

American Sandpaper Co.
83 East Water St. Rockland, MA

11am-5pm Sat. Sun.

http://www.4thfloorartists.org


November 6, 2008, Thursday

"NPACE" Conference
(Nurse Practitioners Associates for Continuing Education)

"Using the Arts to Help Heal - A Interactive Creative Approach to Communication Through the Expressive Arts" presented by Joan Drescher & Liz Ennis

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cambridge, MA

Reservations call 800-233-1234


October 19, 2008, Sunday

Hingham Art Walk

Hingham, MA


July 31, 2008, Thursday

Moon Balloon® Training

Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA




July 6, 2008, Sunday

The Moon Balloon Project® Featured in the Boston Globe

Letting ill children float their worries away
Through art, patients gain control over stress

Read the story >>


June 19, 2008, Friday

National Symposium of Children's Grief Support
Moon Balloon® Training

Bo's Place
Houston, TX



April 30, 2008, Wednesday

A Creative Approach to Communication
Moon Balloon® Training

MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Boston, MA



April 22, 2008, Tuesday

A Moon Balloon® Workshop for Families

The Children's Room
Center for Grieving Children & Teenagers
Arlington, MA



April 15, 2008, Tuesday

Moon Balloon® Training and Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Blue Ridge Hospice
Center for Hope
Winchester, VA

For more infomation please contact 540-536-5020


April 6-11, 2008

Bringing Spirit into Action

Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry
Kanuga, North Carolina

For more infomation please contact 303-440-8460


March 29, 2008, Saturday

Caring for the Caregiver: Challenges and Possibilities

The use of images and symbols to renew the caregiver
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA

For more infomation please contact 617-349-8609


March 15, 2008, Saturday

Bringing Spirit into Action

Seacoast Spirituality Group for Women
Hampton, NH

For more infomation please contact 603-926-8280


Nov. 17-18, 2007

Open Studio

4th Floor Artist
E.T. Wright Building
Webster St.
Rockland, MA

10am-5pm Sat. Noon-5pm Sun.


Nov. 2, 2007

Moon Balloon® Training and Caring for the Caregiver

Carrie Tingley Hospital
Albuquerque, New Mexico

For more infomation please contact Meloney Baty (505)272-6637


Nov. 1, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop for Children and Families

University of New Mexico Childrens Hospital
Albuquerque, New Mexico

For more infomation please contact Meloney Baty (505)272-6637


Sept. 21, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Takoma, WA



Sept. 20, 2007

Time-Out for Time-In workshop for Women in Recovery

Bremerton, WA


Sept. 19, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital
Portland, OR


Moon Balloon® Training and Information Session for Professionals

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital
Portland, OR



Sept. 18, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Seattle WA



June 7, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop

Clarus Center
Warrenville, IL

Renewal for the Caring Professional
Using Moon Balloon® symbols and expressive arts


June 6, 2007

Moon Balloon® Workshop for Children

Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

closed circuit presentation

Moon Balloon® Training for Caregivers

Chicago Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL



May 10, 2007

The Moon Balloon® Project Featured on NewsCenter 5
(WCVB-TV Boston)

Art Therapy Can Help Children
Author Shows Kids How To Express Feelings
Read the story
Watch the video
www.thebostonchannel.com


May 9, 2007

Moon Balloon® and Expressive Arts Workshop

Edwina Martin Recovery House for Women
Brockton MA

Time Out for Time In , Balancing Stress using images, symbols and words


May 2, 2007

The Moon Balloon® Workshop

Georgetown University Hospital
Washington D.C.

This workshop was observed by the interns and followed by a talk on how to use the arts to
communicate with patients.


March 31, 2007

Moon Balloon® Training at the Studio

Plain Street Studios
Rockland, MA

Interactive Training and Expressive Art
Pre-Registration Required. Limited space available
Contact Joan Drescher (781)-749-5179


April 23, 2007

The Moon Balloon® Project:
A creative approach to communication
with patients and nourishing the self

This program is for nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains, therapists, child life specialists, parents and anyone interested in the care of children. The participants in this offering will LEARN how to build bridges and improve communication with children using drawings and images as tools for creating a safe environment. The participants will DISCOVER how images and symbols can represent feeling that may be too difficult for words. Furthermore, the participants will learn how to EMPOWER children and families to connect ability to heal, even when overwhelmed by circumstances. Finally the participants will learn how to NOURISH themselves within the safe place of art, color and symbols.

Contact Hours: Contact Hours will be awarded for part of the program.

Massachusetts General Hospital (OH-239/10-1-08) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OSN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion include attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation form.

Pre-Registration Required.

Call The Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development - 617-726-3111

Registration Fees: Free for MGH Employees and Students, $50/day for Partners Employees, $100/day for All Others.

Scheduled Offerings
DATE: Monday, April 23, 2007
TIME: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Simches Conference Room 3120



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March 28, 2012
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The Patriot Ledger
Joan Drescher of Hingham gives ailing children a reason to smile
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Watch the video >>
www.patriotledger.com


January 19, 2012

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The Hingham Journal
Pre-Valentine event 'for the loves of your life'
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October 21, 2010

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The Hingham Journal
'Balloon' provides a lift
South Shore artist helps kids cope with cancer
Read the story >>
www.wickedlocal.com/hingham
click here for PDF file of this article

October 2010

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South Shore Living
Helping Hands
Unleashing the Healing Power of Art, Gardens, and Fashion
click here for PDF file of this article

June 10, 2009

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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Moon Balloon Training Is Given
Program helps children to deal with their feelings
Read the story >>
www.gosanangelo.com


July 6, 2008

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The Boston Globe
Letting ill children float their worries away
Through art, patients gain control over stress
Read the story >>
www.boston.com


May 10, 2007

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NewsCenter 5 (WCVB-TV Boston)
Art Therapy Can Help Children
Author Shows Kids How To Express Feelings
Read the story >>
Watch the video >>
www.thebostonchannel.com
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