Partners That Heal fundamentally believes the art of improvisation can help facilitate communication in any vulnerability situation.

We envision a world where our proven intervention techniques are offered routinely as an expansion to the conventional treatment protocol for disease, trauma and emotional distress.

Partners That Heal is proprietary programming based on a decade of data and outcomes from over 60,000 patient engagements in hospital and trauma situations. Our techniques ease anxiety and build trust, making it easier to for medical providers and first responders to better connect with and serve their patients.

 

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Partners That Heal fundamentally believes the art of improvisation can help facilitate communication in any vulnerability situation.

We envision a world where our proven intervention techniques are offered routinely as an expansion to the conventional treatment protocol for disease, trauma and emotional distress.

Partners That Heal is proprietary programming based on a decade of data and outcomes from over 60,000 patient engagements in hospital and trauma situations. Our techniques ease anxiety and build trust, making it easier to for medical providers and first responders to better connect with and serve their patients.

 

Donate Now

Partners That Heal fundamentally believes the art of improvisation can help facilitate communication in any vulnerability situation.

We envision a world where our proven intervention techniques are offered routinely as an expansion to the conventional treatment protocol for disease, trauma and emotional distress.

Partners That Heal is proprietary programming based on a decade of data and outcomes from over 60,000 patient engagements in hospital and trauma situations. Our techniques ease anxiety and build trust, making it easier to for medical providers and first responders to better connect with and serve their patients.

Partners That Heal teams are trained in 250+ improvisational intervention techniques using dance, music, puppetry and storytelling to reduce fear, decrease stress and increase communication.

Hospital and trauma staff confirm that the program builds trust, making it easier to determine the patient's level of physical or emotional discomfort, take vitals, draw blood and administer tests.

Partners That Heal provides both in-person and COVID-compliant digitally-based services, as well as a nationally accredited training curriculum in Partners That Heal techniques.

 

 

60,000 memories

27 Hospitals

250 Interventions

Meet Sage.

Her mother, Brandy, watches from her chair in the corner, concern lining her face. Caroline, Kim and Brian enter the room, dancing and clapping, moving to the foot of the bed, doing what they have been trained to do: using improvisation techniques to break the ice, reduce anxiety and facilitate communication. Brandy begins to relax, her face mirroring that of her daughter—their eyes connect, and Sage beams brightly.

Hospital staff who have worked with Partners That Heal report consistent, significantly improved communication directly following a team visit. Team members are frequently able to provide tactical information obtained during patient visits, so that staff are able to better connect with their patients, increasing patient compliance with treatment protocols and improving outcomes.

 

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The [Partners That Heal] team is so fantastic – they can walk into a patient’s room and instantly assess which intervention would be best for that particular patient. We have parents tell us they have not seen their child smile or laugh like that in days, or at all, during their hospitalization. We truly love them and wish they could be here every day.
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Our hemodialysis kids sit along a long wall, staring at a nursing station.  A dialysis machine was beeping because a 19 year old girl with developmental delays had low oxygen saturation levels. Staff could not get her to take a deep breath. I sat on a rolling stool and, using a Partners That Heal technique, pretended to come visit her in my ‘canoe.’  A nurse ran over asking me to pick her up in the canoe, too. The patient was laughing so hard that her saturation levels returned to normal. Clearly the training and techniques work!

Interested in having Partners That Heal at your hospital?

 For more information about Partners That Heal and Partners That Heal LIVE, contact Pasha Yamotahari at 602.889.6304 or p.yamotahari@phoenixtheatre.com.

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