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Art for Wellbeing (group sessions and 1:1 in person or online). Art is for everyone and can support better mental health and wellbeing as part of a holistic approach to wellness.
Working with a person-centred facilitator and practicing artist, you will be encouraged to explore and be curious about your own artistic expression: there is no need to be ‘artistic’ or ‘creative’ in the way you might have been traditionally led to believe.
Through this way of working, you will experience self-reflection, self-awareness and self-acceptance whilst developing your own unique way to express your creativity, finding comfort and joy in the simple act of putting pen, pencil, paint or pastel to paper.
This is good for wellbeing because
- Art allows you to express yourself, find your own voice and explore what really matters to you at any given moment in time.
- The sessions will give you practical ideas for making time for mindfulness and stillness in an often hectic world, taking us away from racing thoughts and worries.
- Making art can help us find new perspectives, develop new ideas and take risks in a safe way - these skills all transfer into other everyday situations. Just as physical exercise can work muscles in our body, making art exercises muscle in our brain, making it stronger, more adaptable and supporting our everyday wellbeing.
I felt calmer after the session. At the end the freedom of letting go felt really liberating.
I have found it really enlightening and enjoyed the whole experience. I will definitely be using this within my own life to help me express my feelings/understand myself better.