Hum London wishes to set up and run an independently funded addiction recovery centre that is based upon the theory of providing an enriched human environment and that utilises the three primary arts as the vehicle to increase BDNF in the brain to help break the cycle of addiction. The idea behind Hum is simple. “To support people to stop using drugs or alcohol through music, art, drama and practical human interventions.”
However, Hum is not just ‘art therapy’. It is novel in combining current ideas in neurology with the Arts and humanistic philosophy. With this it stands out as an alternative to many recovery-orientated services within the drug field where ‘art therapy’ is an add-on and not central to service philosophy or core principles.
The primary focus of Hum will be placed upon music, art, drama and the environment that this occurs in. Hum will work with individuals, communities and other organisations in the spirit of true cooperation and sharing. The belief is that with the sharing of knowledge comes a better understanding and development of effective services and approaches.
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