SPDT Reaches Throughout the Community with its Caring for the Caregiver Program
Artistic Co-Directors Suzanne Costello & Stuart Pimsler

Through generous funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, SPDT has continued to support healthcare workers at the Mayo Clinic as they recover from a difficult and isolating year and a half. In the fourth session of our summer workshop series, SPDT collaborated with the Spiritual Care Department at the Mayo Clinic to offer a Caring for the Caregiver workshop as part of a day-long staff retreat on July 13th. COVID caregivers gave expression to their memories of the pandemic through movement and storytelling. After the workshop, participants shared…

“This workshop felt like a release of emotions by finding expression through movement.”

“I feel less alone and more connected.”

We look forward to continuing our work in the Fall with the Mayo Clinic staff and medical students as they process their pandemic experiences and reconnect with colleagues.