During three rich days, taking place across a three-month period, you will have an opportunity to learn core mindfulness practices and develop your experience of self expression through art.
You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, to either mindfulness and/or art-making.
- Day One: cultivating embodiment through body-based mindfulness practices and mindful art making. Connect with your sources of grounding, resilience and support.
- Day Two: including the heart, feelings and emotions in mindfulness meditation and mindful art making, promoting self-care and compassion.
- Day Three: responding skilfully to the ‘thinking’ mind in mindfulness meditation and art making, cultivating spaciousness and ease.
You will receive mindfulness and art-making practices at home to support you between sessions, supported by a 20 page e-book. You will also have two meetings with other participants online between sessions. By the end of the eight weeks you will have an excellent grounding in integrating mindfulness into your daily life, use of art for self-expression and experiential learning to take forward should you wish to train professionally in this area.
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.
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.