A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness practices.
The session includes: art making as a mindful activity, guided mindfulness practices, mindfulness of the body, compassion-focused practices and group reflection.
During the session there will be opportunity for self-expression, exploring care for oneself and others, investigating your direct experience and, practicing with others in a group context. You will be guided and supported during the workshop by the facilitator.
You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, to either mindfulness and/or art making.
Please note: we are planning on delivering this workshop in-person at our centre in Kings Cross, London but may need to adapt according to Public Health England guidelines.
Nicky Roland, is an experienced HCPC registered Art Therapist and a trained mindfulness teacher with several years work experience in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice.
Nicky recently contributed to a Podcast for Whitechapel Gallery wherein she reflected on Yoko Ono’s piece, ‘Mend’. In the podcast she explains some aspects of art therapy and mindfulness practices, as well as the ways she feels our reflective practices can contribute to, connect with, and invite responses to the issues and challenges we face in our local communities, and globally. To listen to the podcast, click here.