A Forest of Design Ideas From Planetree

In this cyber-crazed world, is it a good thing for patients to have Internet access or should we be creating an 'Oasis by Design' that shields them from outside distraction?

Postcard From the Edge: Special Delivery for Women

Woman facing major life transitions can create (or visit!) spaces that support their positive growth and change.

Maggie's by Design: A Blueprint for Cancer Care Centers

Can we offer a new type of "Design Therapy?"

Think Tangerine Trees (Not Pink) for Breast Cancer Centers

A new idea in patient-centered design and art therapy? Through Design Psychology techniques you can envision and create nurturing places for yourself or your community. In her workshop "Creating a Healing Oasis," Toby Israel helped the YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center take charge of their own space rennovation.

Mourning Dawns Online: Creating Virtual Space for Grief

Bloody nightmares streaming through TV and other media haunt us, yet mass media—especially the Internet, also can help us mourn.

Patient-Centered Hospital Design = People + Place

Is our angst about the physical and psychological importance of hospital design needless?

Healing Consciousness by Design

Can we really measure the healing effects of therapies and design on the evolving soul?

Transcendental Sound, Space and the Healing Lightness of Being

"Urban" "Zen": These two words may seem contradictory until you visit fashion designer Donna Karan's serene living room-like setting tucked blissfully above her Greenwich Village Urban Zen Center.

The Military's Brave New World-Class Hospitals

The Military's Epidaurus Project on Patient-centered Care and Design is soon to be full-born.

Healing Oasis by Design . . . Probing the Mystery

Can the transformative powers of healing oases be carefully studied and applied?

A Healing Home for Santa and Her Helpers

Especially during holiday times, is it possible to create rooms that encourage us to gather, allow us to 'escape,' and may even help heal old wounds?

The Incredible 'Shrinking' Office

Every therapist's space provides the backdrop against which clients' personal dramas will be revealed.  Yet, psychologists receive little, if any, training about how to set an effective stage for the client-practitioner interplay.