Mindfulness Art Therapy – relieve stress and increase mindfulness

5 weeks
Level: no skills required

  • Dates: 12-Aug – 9-Sep
  • Satudays 12:15pm – 2:15pm
  • Course sold out – please see waiting list below
Carolyn Howells
Carolyn Howells

A five-week mindfulness Art Therapy course using various art media including watercolour, acrylic paints, pastels, and pencils to help create insight and learn techniques to relieve stress in your life. This course is tutored by Carolyn Howells (BA psych, Dip Art Therapy), a qualified Art Therapist and Florist. She is passionate about the benefits available to health and well-being through the practice of art and floral design.

During this course you will look at what creates stress within you, how you respond to stress and how you can make changes to create balance in your life. You will look at how hard times may be stepping stones for growth and change and what holds us back i.e. fear, anxiety, and strategies you can use to help move forward when you are ready.

No artistic ability is required. All materials provided. The class is limited to 10 people to ensure one-on-one tuition.

The course 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.

Over the five weeks the course will cover:

  • Introduction through collage.
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness of body, thoughts and feelings
  • Art process – How you spend your time and making choices.
  • Goals, ideals and possible changes
  • Art process – Acknowledging stress
  • Art process and mindfulness strategies for managing stress
  • Life skills you use
  • Techniques for letting go.
  • Feedback – time for sharing optional.
  • Art Process – Gratitude journal.

Enrolment details

Dates: Saturdays, 12-Aug, 19-Aug, 26-Aug, 2-Sep, 9-Sep

Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond

Time: 12:15pm – 2:15pm

Materials: All materials included

This course has now sold out. Please enter your details below to join our waiting list for the next course:

Feedback about Carolyn’s Art Therapy Courses:

“I was really impressed with the class that Carolyn ran. She is professional, knowledgeable and has a gentle and warm facilitation style which made everyone feel included and valued. It was such a pleasure to attend the class, and I’ll definitely be recommending it to my own contacts. As a fellow adult educator/coach in the arts I understand some of the challenges with running these sorts of workshops, but Carolyn’s mix of structure and flexibility and facilitation style worked so well. I look forward to attending another art therapy session with MAC at some point in the future.” – Bronya, January 2016

 

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