A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness meditation, open to all levels of experience. This is part of a series of three art therapy and mindfulness workshops occurring monthly on Sunday afternoons. Each workshop will have a specific focus, with guided art making and mindfulness meditation practices in each. You can attend each individually, or book all three for a 10% discount.
Inviting Compassion through Art Therapy & Mindfulness
How can we offer compassion and care to ourselves?
The session will develop your understanding of mindfulness, compassion and self. During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, structural racism, and climate crisis, 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.
This workshop can be attended individually or as part of a series of afternoon mindfulness & art therapy workshops on 7th Nov, 5th Dec, 16th Jan.
Nicky Roland, is an experienced HCPC registered Art Therapist, a trained mindfulness teacher, and a Work That Reconnects facilitator with several years work experience in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice.