Mindful Brushes

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THERAPEUTIC ART WITH YOU IN MIND


Creative art and mindfulness combined to increase your inner strength, self- awareness and creativity

Introducing a 4 week introductory course starting January.
Make 2019 count!

Dates | Weekly on Monday Evening 6.45pm - 8.30pm 

Term 1 | 4th Feb, 11th Feb ( Half Term) 25th Feb, 3rd March (4 sessions) 

Introductory Price | £140 (Usually £160)

 

What is Mindful art?

Mindfulness is a simple and very powerful practice that enables us to train our attention. It’s simple in that it’s really just about paying attention to what’s happening here and now (i.e. sensations, thoughts, and emotions) in a non-judgemental way. 

Mindful art utilises art materials to help people explore and understand their thoughts and emotions in a unique way. Through the use of different art materials, you are encouraged to maintain your focus on the interaction between yourself & art.

The idea behind this is to use art as an alternative way of communicating with others, but primarily with yourself. To enable you to give voice to your unidentified thoughts and worries and finally to help you find the strength and strategies to make sense of your life. 

 

Who can benefit from Mindful art?

Everyone can benefit, regardless of their artistic skills or past experiences.

Anyone who is keen to explore alternative ways of reconnecting the body and mind.

No artistic skills are required but keeping an open mind and respecting yourself & others is vital to the work we do. 
 

 Why Mindful art?

-To develop a sense of acceptance and belonging.

- To get away from modern life & stress.

-To be aware of your thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.

- To slow down, pay attention, make meaning and feel inspired.

- To distress and reconnect mind & body.

-To develop a sense of “being visible” in the world as you make your mark on the paper.

 Refreshments, materials and a sketchbook will be provided. 

 The first session will be:

 Self-exploration through the senses

  • Refreshments & introduction

  • Warm up exercise (Drawing exercise)

  • Exploring art materials through touch

  • Sail away with the waves and allow the materials to draw your journey (creative exercise)

  • Lead mediation 

This session has been designed to welcome everyone and begin a journey of self-discovery through the exploration of art. It’s also aimed to help bring insight into your current strengths and ambitions, to guide you towards a more balanced life style.

 

We are offering a special introductory price of £140’s for the 4 week term ( Usually £160’s )

 

Please contact us if you would like to go ahead and sign up for the course, places are limited.



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