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The Invisible Elephant Project

Nov 28, 2017

 

The Invisible Elephant Project (IEP), a CHEP-sponsored session at ELC 2017, provided a unique and extremely creative glimpse into the lives of people living with diabetes. The Betes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization and creator of IEP, seeks to “give visibility to some of the most vulnerable voices of the diabetes lived experience (www.thebetes.org).” Founder and artist Marina Tsaplina shared a 20-minute, one-person theatrical performance for ELC attendees that provoked intimate consideration of what it means to live a life impacted daily by a chronic health condition. Audience participation followed the performance piece, where Ms. Tsaplina facilitated dialogue and group exercises regarding personal responses to the content. The Betes organization strives to stimulate reflective conversations to cultivate meaningful and collaborative relationships among performance artists, patients, and health care providers. A passionate advocate for infusing the humanities and narrative reflection into medicine and health care, Ms. Tsaplina uses her personal experience with Type 1 diabetes and artistic wisdom to foster compassion and engage a deep connection to mind-body health. Please visit The Betes website to learn more about this talented group and their mission. If you have suggestions for future CHEP-sponsored events, please visit the CHEP page on the ACAPT website to email one of the leadership members or post on the CHEP listserv.

 

 

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The Invisible Elephant Project

Nov 28, 2017

 

The Invisible Elephant Project (IEP), a CHEP-sponsored session at ELC 2017, provided a unique and extremely creative glimpse into the lives of people living with diabetes. The Betes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization and creator of IEP, seeks to “give visibility to some of the most vulnerable voices of the diabetes lived experience (www.thebetes.org).” Founder and artist Marina Tsaplina shared a 20-minute, one-person theatrical performance for ELC attendees that provoked intimate consideration of what it means to live a life impacted daily by a chronic health condition. Audience participation followed the performance piece, where Ms. Tsaplina facilitated dialogue and group exercises regarding personal responses to the content. The Betes organization strives to stimulate reflective conversations to cultivate meaningful and collaborative relationships among performance artists, patients, and health care providers. A passionate advocate for infusing the humanities and narrative reflection into medicine and health care, Ms. Tsaplina uses her personal experience with Type 1 diabetes and artistic wisdom to foster compassion and engage a deep connection to mind-body health. Please visit The Betes website to learn more about this talented group and their mission. If you have suggestions for future CHEP-sponsored events, please visit the CHEP page on the ACAPT website to email one of the leadership members or post on the CHEP listserv.

 

 

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