Healing Environments

Overview

Healing Environments is a fifteen year old nonprofit dedicated to the comforting of those suffering with serious illness. We help to provide resources to their caregivers and families so that their experience can be made as comfortable as possible.

During the past fifteen years we have created over thirty Healing Environments at various hospitals and hospices across the country. These Healing Environments have enabled patients and their families to rise above their suffering by placing them in a context of beauty and meaning.

In addition to our design installations, we have produced over fifty meaning filled publications ranging in topic from hope and forgiveness to design and memoirs. They have been distributed free of charge to thousands of patients and healthcare facilities in fifty states and fifteen countries around the world.

Mission

Healing Environments believes that a connection to beauty, art, and meaning enables the suffering to transcend their pain by connecting through the transformative power of an experience that stresses those aspects. The majority of people who experience terminal illness and the emotions and grief that follow sorely lack that from their journey through the recovery process

Program

Publications:

We send our publication, A Light in the Mist, several times a year, free of charge to over 16,000 hospitals, hospices, and individuals across the country and overseas. Each issue has a different theme, offering hope and comfort in the form of stories, poetry, and words of comfort from writers, philosophers, and theologians. In addition, we share our design experience and offer interactive tools for healing.

Warmly embraced by the hospice community, A Light in the Mist reaches beyond the needs of the seriously ill, offering inspiration to all of us who struggle with life's challenges.

Design Services:

Healing Environments provides interior design services and consultations for healthcare facilities, incorporating our unique vision of what makes up a healing environment.

For examples of our design work, please visit our website www.healingenvironments.org and view our portfolio.

Resource Center:

Located in one of San Francisco's loveliest neighborhoods in a former antique store, our resource center stands as a beacon of comfort to the surrounding healthcare facilities.

In the front room visitors are welcomed into a homelike setting with comfortable couches and a beautiful array of meaningful art and objects. Bookshelves line the walls, overflowing with books on art, spirituality, poetry, design, and healing-as well as how to deal with illness, grief and loss. A large collection of video and audio tapes on these subjects are also available. In the back are healing spaces for meditation, ritual, and the therapeutic practice of sandtray.

Our resource center is open for research and quiet time, as well as tours by appointment. For further information please call (415) 292-4040

Impact

During the past fifteen years we have created over thirty Healing Environments at various hospitals and hospices across the country. These Healing Environments have enabled patients and their families to rise above their suffering by placing them in a context of beauty and meaning.

In addition to our design installations, we have produced over fifty meaning filled publications ranging in topic from hope and forgiveness to design and memoirs. They have been distributed free of charge to thousands of patients and healthcare facilities in fifty states and fifteen countries around the world.

Countries 

United States

States 

California

Contact

3461 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118-1913
Phone: 4152924040
www.healingenvironments.org
EIN: 77-0389098


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Our Tiny Books of Healing have proven to be very effective in comforting the suffering of those who

Books of Healing

50 Books of Healing

Healing Environments

Our Tiny Books of Healing have proven to be very effective in comforting the suffering of those who so desperately need it. This gift will provide supportive publications that speak specifically to the patients and their families needs to address the issue of suffering and dealing with pain and loss. These publications also provide inspiration, comfort, and solace to those who face such a difficult...

Regular price $50.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. This gift will provide supportive publications that speak specifically to the patients and their fam

Comfort Suffering

25 Publications

Healing Environments

This gift will provide supportive publications that speak specifically to the patients and their families needs to address the issue of suffering and dealing with pain and loss. These publications also provide inspiration, comfort, and solace to those who face such a difficult diagnosis.

Regular price $25.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. This gift will provide a 2 hour consultation to a hospital, hospice, or care facility.  He have set

Design Consultation

2 Hour Consultation

Healing Environments

This gift will provide a 2 hour consultation to a hospital, hospice, or care facility. He have set up over 40 healing environments at facilities all across the country. These range from meditation rooms, to bereavement centers, to simply a common room for those faced with suffering to commune and take heart in the beauty and peace of their surroundings.

Regular price $100.00