NSAH has a special mission.
We call our approach ‘Creating health through the Arts’, a unique approach that combines methods from the world of the arts with well-established knowledge of health and well-being to provide our partners with a clear direction for moving forward.
Jens Larsen has worked with general education, lifelong learning and storytelling for more than two decades. He has written books on educational conversations, leadership, music and storytelling with professor and philosopher Ole Fogh Kirkeby, author Helle Helle and Jesper Wung Sung. He makes projects, fundraises and teaches how to work w
Jens Larsen has worked with general education, lifelong learning and storytelling for more than two decades. He has written books on educational conversations, leadership, music and storytelling with professor and philosopher Ole Fogh Kirkeby, author Helle Helle and Jesper Wung Sung. He makes projects, fundraises and teaches how to work with art and general education in organizations and among people to strengthen health and creativity. For 24 years he has been responsible for Testrup Folk High School’s writing courses; in collaboration with the American Professor David Boje and Lena Bruun developed the ethical storytelling method True storytelling. He teaches personal leadership at the Master of Public Governance at Aalborg University and is affiliated with an international research network in storytelling and organizational development. Jens is currently researching the relevance of storytelling to the UN's global goals.
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Caecilie Liv Carlsen is a trained art therapist with an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology from The European Graduate School in Switzerland and is the chairwoman of the danish art therapy association. Her interest in this field began in 2007 - 2010 when she was assisting at The Culture project in NYC to director Al
Caecilie Liv Carlsen is a trained art therapist with an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology from The European Graduate School in Switzerland and is the chairwoman of the danish art therapy association. Her interest in this field began in 2007 - 2010 when she was assisting at The Culture project in NYC to director Allan Buchman. She soon realized that art not only entertains but can also offer well-being and health on a larger scale. Since 2010 she has worked in the US in coaching and personal development both with clients and staff for organizations such as Casa Treatment Center, Greenhouse Therapy Center and The New York School of Visual Arts. Caecilie Liv Carlsen is a member of the Screen Actors Guild as a performing artist.
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Sociologist, debater, secretary head of the Danish People's Information Consultation and former MP for the Alternative. She is responsible for the Alternative's education policy and has written numerous articles and other debates, especially in the field of education. She has also written a number of sociological and medical journal articles.
Professor of storytelling, New Mexico State University. For years he has been working with storytelling and mental health in organizations and among American veterans and indigenous people.
Anni Greve is Associate Professor of Sociology with specialist research interests in cities at a global level (Tokyo), and at the European level (Copenhagen), the art of coping with instabilities and what makes cities liveable. She is the author of Sanctuaries of the City - Lessons from Tokyo. Ashgate. 2011.
Writer and script consultant based in Los Angeles. She also teaches dream tending to help people connect to their full artistic potential. Over the past decade she has worked with some of the most prominent figures in television and film. She received her training in dreamwork from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
Founding Partner of the PR & communications agency Copenhagen Design Agency. He has previously worked at the Danish communications agency Advice, The Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish National Board of Health. For the past several years he has worked in the design industry and associated cultural institutions.
Arne Carlsen was Director of the Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) from June 2011 to June 2017, where he led UIL’s work in fostering lifelong learning in UNESCO’s 195 Member States. His career demonstrates a long-standing commitment to adult and continuing education.
PhD, REAT is senior faculty at the European Graduate School, Division of Arts, Health and Society. He is the author of Expressive Arts Education and Therapy: Discoveries in a Dance Theatre Lab Through Creative Process-based Research and is the director of World Arts Organization in Edmonton, Canada where he conducts international expressive arts training intensives. www.worldartsorg.com
Melinda is the Director and Co-founder of the Norwegian Institute for Expressive Arts and Communication (NIKUT). She is a core faculty member of the European Graduate School (EGS), Switzerland and Senior Professor at the University of South-East Norway. She is the research designer of Expressive Arts in Transition (EXIT), a stress management manual for trauma survivors.
Founder of the Culture Project, a New York's premiere home for socially conscious theater. It has launched productions such as: Sarah Jones' bridge & tunnel; Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom; the inaugural IMPACT festival, and James X, directed by Gabriel Byrne.
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Works in the Danish Parliament as manager of organizational projects and is secretary of the Danish Parlament's Committee. Maiken has experience with strategy implementation, political strategic consulting and change management. Uses art and creative approaches in the daily work of creating ownership and involvement for changes and strategies.
Clinical Gestalt Psychotherapist and certified Mindfulness (MBSR) instructor with previous studies in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Toronto and the Boston Architectural College. Aglaia continues to explore how adversity, minority stress and trauma impact the body, and how art and mindfulness can help in the healing process.
Henrik J. Nielsen is the founder and CEO of CAP Partner, a conference handling and consulting firm based in Frederiksberg, Denmark, and Director of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), which is one of the largest not-for-profit umbrella organisations in the world within the field of scientific and clinical wound care.
Clara is a Scandinavian producer and cinematographer. She has produced short films and theatre plays in Denmark and Norway. With her dancing background from the Royal Danish Ballet, Clara has created art and dance storytelling that is shown at galleries in Denmark.
Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 20-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises.
Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 20-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises. Ted is a teacher at the USC Healing Program. http://www.artandmed.com/talks--workshops.html
Award-winning actress and acting coach at the Susan Giosa Acting Workshop in Los Angeles and NY for over 20 years. She has created a unique emotional technique that allows the individual to connect to their emotional core and help rid themselves of their fear of judgment. Author of "Freeing Your Emotional Core - Unique Exercises for the Actor and Creative Artist"
Former Chief of the Danish Police (February 1, 2009 - March 1, 2020). Jens is an active supporter of culture and art as a way to create safer societies and is passionate about the use of art and literature at work as a catalyst for good leadership. He is the police advisor at the Danish UN Mission in New York.
Performing Artist, Therapist (M.SW, U.C. Berkeley). Created the Love Arts Foundation (L.A., 1990), now in Santa Rosa, CA. Marcia's passion for "freeing our hearts through expressive and intuitive healing arts" employs mindfulness, theater play, shamanic mask-making, dreams, creative journaling, voice dialogue, breathwork, archetypal therapies.
CEO for the Danish Shareholder Association, investor and business developer in the field between creativity, art and business. Has founded the network Baxters, focusing on alternative investments in creative and sustainable businesses. Mikael is also bringing artists and investors together at the Roskilde Festival and Odin Theatre to create meaningful and sustainable projects.
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