A creative and explorative weekend integrating therapeutic art-making, guided mindfulness practice, clinical case studies and theory.
Although this is designed as a 2-day weekend workshop, you may prefer to attend just Saturday’s Introduction day or just Sunday’s Theory day.
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Day one: Intro to Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy
This introduction day includes: art making as a mindful activity, guided mindfulness practices, mindfulness of the body, compassion-focused practices and group reflection.
During the day there will be opportunity for self-expression, exploring care for oneself and others, investigating your direct experience, and practising with others in a group context. You will be guided and supported during the workshop by the facilitator.
You are welcome to attend whether you are a beginner or more experienced to either mindfulness and/or art making.
Day Two: Theory and Practice
This day is aimed at arts therapists and other related professionals who wish to have a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of MBAT. It is intended to support your exploration in integrating mindfulness at your workplace. The learning will take place through case studies, working groups divided into clinical areas, discussion and role play. The clinical areas to be explored will include mental health, children and learning disabilities.
In order to attend day two, you will already have some understanding and experience in Mindfulness-based Art Therapy – at a minimum having attended one Mindfulness-based Art Therapy introductory day.
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.