Back to Nature: An Afternoon of Yoga and Art Therapy

1.30 – 4.30 pm on Sunday 29th May 2022
at Stanmer Park, Brighton

Come and join Nicky Roland (Art Therapist) and Tammy McCann (Yoga teacher) for an afternoon which will include mindful yoga, mindfulness meditation and creative art making.

We will start with gentle yoga, exploring the natural movements of the body to bring us into a somatic experience of presence, discovering the beauty of our inner nature.

We will then move into creative practice, and group sharing. There will be art materials available, including the nature-based found materials around us.

This is a time for restoring in our bodies, connecting with ourselves and the land around us, then opening to any wisdom we receive through doing so.

About Tammy:

www.yogawithtammy.co.uk

Tammy McCann: 500hr RYT, 100hr Meditation TT

Tammy’s practice is rooted in Buddhism. For many years she practised at a local centre, attending many retreats. She has also explored the teachings and practises of many different traditions, and this fuelled her love of philosophy and inquiry. Yoga played an important part throughout these earlier explorations and led her to the decision to train formally. She completed a two-year 500-hour yoga teacher training which was intense and challenging, but gave her a solid grounding in yoga’s spiritual and physical elements. The training explored the eight limbs of yoga, and as she studied she found her home in the practice. Teaching what she has learned, and what inspires and excites her, is now her passion.

Tammy’s classes are playful and accessible, while also being heartfelt and informed by a deep belief in the power of yoga. This is the power she communicates through a spirit of lightness, openness and playfulness. Only in freedom, compassionate curiosity and acceptance will true healing happen, and Tammy brings this into her classes by exploring all the elements of yoga: postures, breathwork and meditation. www.yogawithtammy.co.uk

About Nicky:

www.arttherapyandmindfulness.com

Nicky Roland: Art Therapist – HCPC Registered, Private Practitioner – BAAT registered, Mindfulness Teacher

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. She specialises in the integration of art therapy and mindfulness and offers one-to-one sessions, weekly groups, workshops, supervision and trainings. The core values embedded in her approach include inviting kindness and care, encouragement of non-judgemental responses, patience in allowing change to occur, and appreciation and recognition of how we are in the present moment.

Nicky believes that image making, within the therapeutic context, has tremendous potential for enhancing well-being and that images can communicate beyond words. She provides a supportive container to enable this expression. This includes supporting individuals who don’t feel they are artistic.

Book via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/back-to-nature-an-afternoon-of-yoga-and-art-therapy-tickets-302836240347

Art, Meditation and Compassion

Future dates- t.b.c

When: 10 – 4 pm, 15th June 2019

Where: The Dharma Primary School, 149 Ladies’ Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8TB, United Kingdom

Cost: Donation based – see  Bodhitree website link below.

Facilitator: Nicky Roland

A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided meditation practices. We will be including the heart, feelings and emotions in meditation practice and promoting self-care and compassion.

The session includes: mindful art making, mindfulness of the body and loving kindness practices and group reflection.

You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, to either meditation and/or art making.
Art materials will be provided and you can also bring your own.

To book:

http://www.bodhitreebrighton.org.uk/events/art-meditation-and-compassion-workshop-with-nicky-roland/

Art Psychotherapy Interactive Day

Future dates – t.b.c.

at Stillspace Studio 7, Brighton Open Market, BN1 4JU
10AM – 4PM Saturday 20th July 2019

– FREE INFORMAL STUDIO DROP IN 10AM – 11AM and 12.30- 2.30PM
– WORKSHOP ONE: ART THERAPY AND MINDFULNESS 11- 12.30
– WORKSHOP TWO: SOCIAL DREAMING AND ART PSYCHOTHERAPY 2.30PM – 4.00PM

Three experienced art psychotherapists have come together to offer a creative and interactive day exploring art therapy and it’s interaction with other practices, such as mindfulness and social dreaming. The theme we will be exploring is: ‘Self in relation to others’.

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ART PSYCHOTHERAPY, SELF, AND OTHERS
– FREE INFORMAL STUDIO DROP IN 10AM – 11AM and 12.30- 2.30PM

‘Self and Others’ An art interactive drop in activity facilitated by experienced art psychotherapists. Materials and guidance brief will be provided. We will be responding to the theme of ‘Community and Belonging’ using art materials and contributing to a group art work that will investigate our individual experience of community and belonging. Exploring the meaning of being a ‘self with others’. This open time will also be an opportunity to ask questions and speak with practicing art psychotherapists.

Contact : Tania Soley on 07903770138 For further information relating to this event.

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WORKSHOP ONE:
ART THERAPY AND MINDFULNESS – SELF IN RELATIONSHIP TO OTHERS, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

11 AM -12.30 pm

Facilitator: Nicky Roland

Cost £30

In this workshop you will have an opportunity to cultivate inner spaciousness in the mist of your daily life. From the place of a mindful pause, we will be exploring the potential of meeting another, followed by a creative visual response. We will focus on present moment experience, deep listening, authentic speaking, and creative expression.

This workshop includes a guided mindfulness meditation, guided art making on the theme ‘self and others’ and group reflection. The practice will help you deepen your experience of mindfulness, internally and in relation to others.

Click below to book a place on this workshop:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-therapy-and-mindfulness-workshop-self-in-relation-to-others-tickets-63149045495

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WORKSHOP TWO:
SOCIAL DREAMING AND ART PSYCHOTHERAPY – SELF IN RELATION TO OTHERS, ‘TRANSITIONING BETWEEN THE I AND US’
2.30PM – 4.00PM

Facilitator: Dr Hayley Berman

Cost £30

We will be having a visual conversation, a metaphoric and image -based conversation.

Within the workshop participants will engage with a process called Social Dreaming, where we will share night time dreams, and free associations responding to the theme of ‘Transitioning between the I and Us’

The structure holds the ethos of democratizing learning and teaching. It begins to elaborate methods of coming to know. We return to a time when communities gathered to talk about their dreams, to create together, play together and dream together. It is also an experience of group based visual research.

Participants will have space to make images, journal and reflect before returning to the larger group to think about and create links and threads of what the social unconscious of the group is communicating.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-dreaming-and-art-psychotherapy-self-and-others-with-dr-hayley-berman-tickets-63563951490

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Who for:
All workshops are open to all levels of experience. All art materials are provided.

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ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

-Tania Soley, HCPC and BAAT reg Art Psychotherapist and supervisor.

-Nicky Roland, is an experienced HCPC registered Art Therapist, and a trained mindfulness teacher,

-Dr Hayley Berman, Art Psychotherapist, Programme Leader in MA Art Therapy at University of Herts.