Managing stress through mindfulness and art therapy

A workshop for living

There are different types of stress that can affect the body in profound ways. Mindfulness, which has long been practised in the East, is making a positive impact on the Western world by helping us stop and tune into our body. Our lives are increasingly jam-packed, with many people feeling like they are chasing their life, rather than living it. It doesn’t have to be like this! This is where mindfulness and art therapy play an important role.

Through the creative process, we will look at where you are now and explore new insights and strategies for living. These art processes give you a chance to experiment with changes you may like to make in 2018 before trying them out in real life.

Sometimes we may really want to try something new, but there are blocks or things stopping us from trying (fear, anxiety, perfectionism, money); the art therapy can look at these and help problem solve so you can move forward if you choose to.

Art therapy is for self-exploration, as no-one else can interpret your artwork; only you know what you think and feel and express through the art. There is the opportunity to share and gain new understanding through the verbal process if you choose to.

No artistic ability is needed as the art is an expression of your thoughts and feelings through colour, shapes and symbols using various art mediums. Some of the mediums we will use are collage, acrylic paints, and pastels.

Join us and learn the benefits that mindfulness can have on your everyday life.

Workshop details

  • Dates: Saturdays, 24-Feb
  • Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Materials: All materials included
  • Course fee: $114 incl. GST
  • Enrolments: https://melbourneartclass.com/art-therapy/

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