This is the 2nd of four afternoon workshops, over a four-month period. Each session includes guided art-making and mindfulness meditations, and has a specific focus (find out more below). You can attend each individually or book all four and receive a 10% discount.
5 Mar 2023 | Workshop Two: Inviting Compassion: A Mindfulness Meditation & Art Therapy Workshop
Future Sessions in the Series:
23 Apr | Workshop Three: Exploring Resilience and Creativity
11 Jun | Workshop Four: Active Hope
– offered online by London Art Therapy Centre
How can we offer compassion and care? This is a creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art-making with guided mindfulness meditation, open to all levels of experience.
The session will develop your understanding of mindfulness, compassion and self. During the time of environmental and economic challenges (amongst other individual and collective challenges) the practices of mindfulness and compassion have the potential to support our own personal wellbeing, and ways in which you can meet others facing their own challenges. From the basis of self-care and kindness we may find new ways to be able to meet and respond to the collective challenges we are experiencing.
- Deepen your understanding of mindfulness, compassion and self-compassion
- Understand some of the potential barriers to self-compassion
- Find out about the differences between compassion, empathy and empathetic distress
- Learn about ‘compassionate presence’.
All levels of experience with mindfulness and/or art-making are welcome to attend!
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. You will need access to a private space to make art, and at least two art materials of your choice.
Feedback from former attendees:
‘I could not recommend this series of workshops enough’
– C.Smith, Art Therapist
‘Very useful and insightful experience’
– C. Kiff, Trainee Integrative Art Therapist
‘A great introduction to mindfulness linking it with creative arts therapy’.
– R. Tate, Play therapist
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.