Active Hope Online Afternoon

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 if you book all three you will receive a 10% discount.

Series of Three Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshops
Workshop One: Inviting Compassion
Workshop Two: Exploring Resilience and Creativity
Workshop Three: Active Hope
1- 4 pm on Sundays 7th November, 5th December 2021, 16th January 2022
 - offered online by London Art Therapy Centre

10- 4 pm on Sunday 16th January 2022
Online

Active hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world’ -Joanna Macy

A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness practices.

Active hope: A mindfulness meditation and art therapy workshop

These are difficult and challenging times we find ourselves in. We are in the context of climate crisis, a global pandemic and structural racism.

Through mindfulness meditation, creative art expression and group sharing we will open to our individual and collective responses. We will share and have time to express our responses through image making and discussion. Feelings of fear and grief, will be held with the compassion and care that is the orientation of mindfulness practice and will help us engage and potentially take actions. We will be meeting the challenges and difficulties that are present for us, and move into including our hopes and aspirations. What positive change do we may wish to be part of? We will be connecting with our imagination, potential to be resilient and the ways that we can resource ourselves.

This workshop is inspired by the approach of The Work That Reconnects, and the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnston, and incorporates elements of mindfulness meditation and art therapy practices. During the session there will be opportunity for self-expression, exploring care for oneself and others, investigating your direct experience and, practicing with others in a group context. You will be guided and supported during the workshop by the facilitator.

You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, to either mindfulness and/or art making.

We shall use art-making as part of the learning process so be prepared with some art materials at the ready. This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.

Facilitator/s:

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.

Next Workshop

Date: Sunday 16th January 2022
Time: 1 pm  – 4 pm
Cost:  £45 (incl. VAT)
10% discount if you book all three in the series.

Book directly with London Art Therapy Centre: Email Kim at info@arttherapycentre.com (or Call 020 3490 7899) https://arttherapycentre.com/

 

Inviting Compassion through Art Therapy and Mindfulness

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 if you book all three you will receive a 10% discount.

Series of Three Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshops
Workshop One: Inviting Compassion
Workshop Two: Exploring Resilience and Creativity
Workshop Three: Active Hope
1- 4 pm on Sundays 7th November, 5th December 2021, 16th January 2022
 - offered online by London Art Therapy Centre

7th November 2021|Afternoon Online Workshop| Inviting Compassion through Art Therapy & Mindfulness

How can we offer compassion and care to ourselves? This is a creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness meditation, open to all levels of experience.

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.

Aims:

  • 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.

Facilitator/s:

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.

Next Workshop

Date: Sunday 7th November 2021
Time: 1pm-4pm
Fees: £45

10% discount if booking all in Series.

Book directly with London Art Therapy Centre: Email Kim at info@arttherapycentre.com (or Call 020 3490 7899) https://arttherapycentre.com/

Introduction to Art Therapy and Mindfulness (full day)

10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 13th November 2021
Face-to-Face at London Art Therapy Centre (Face to Face Covid-Dependent, otherwise online)

A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness practices.

The session includes: art making as a mindful activity, guided mindfulness practices, mindfulness of the body, compassion-focused practices and group reflection.

This offers an opportunity for self-expression, exploring care for oneself and others, investigation into direct experience, and, practicing with others in a group context.

You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, to either mindfulness and/or art making.

Facilitator: 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.
Course fees : £108 students; £120 self-funded; £144 employer funded

To book your place here - via London Art Therapy Centre.
http://arttherapycentre.com/

Taster Sessions: Art Therapy and Mindfulness

6.30 - 7.30 pm Tuesdays 11th May, 6th July, 14th September 2021

Online via Zoom

Come and experience this introductory session which includes a guided mindfulness practice and guided art making.

Open to all levels of experience.
Bring some art materials to the session.

There will be an opportunity to learn more what happens in art therapy and mindfulness sessions and ask any questions you may have. You can also find out more about our weekly group which online runs every Tuesday afternoon 4 - 6 pm. This is a short one hour introductory session. You may also be interested in our two hour and day long workshops.

Through mindfulness practice, inner inquiry, and creative expression you can learn to open up to life with all its challenges and delights and to find new ways to accept and live with them. Helping you feel resourced and resilient during these challenging times.

The workshop is facilitated by Nicky Roland, Art Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher.

You will be provided with a Zoom link to attend the session after you book.

Fee: £15

Book via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taster-session-art-therapy-and-mindfulness-tickets-122229944053

 

Previous Tasters

25th February 2017

Mindfulness and Art Therapy Taster Workshop

2 - 4 pm

at MADE, 66/67 North Rd, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Come and experience this introductory session which includes a guided mindfulness practice and guided art making.

There will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about art therapy and mindfulness.

The workshop is facilitated by Nicky Roland, Art Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher.

Open to all levels of experience.

Limited places available.

Fee: £15

 

 

A Monthly Series of Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshops

Resourcing and connecting during this pandemic

  • A series of art therapy and mindfulness workshops, online via Zoom.
  • Attend the whole series or drop-in to one or more.

These workshops are intended as a supportive space during the pandemic, as a way to be with and respond to challenges and stressors that you may be experiencing. Each session will includes a guided mindfulness practice and guided art making. Open to all levels experience. Please bring art materials to the session.

Cultivating Resilience

10 – 12 am Sunday 1st November 2020

How we can we cultivate resilience to support ourselves during the pandemic? This will be explored through guided art making, mindfulness meditation and group sharing.

Bearing Witness

10 – 12 am on Sunday 13th December 2020

How can we witness and respond to the challenges we face as individuals and as a collective? This will be explored through guided art making, mindfulness meditation and group sharing.

Renew and nourish

10 – 12 am Sunday 10th January 2021

How can we invite renewal and nourishment at the transition of the new year? This will be explored through guided art making, mindfulness meditation and group sharing.

Self-Compassion

10 – 12 am Sunday 7th February

How can we offer compassion and care to ourselves? This will be explored through guided art making, mindfulness meditation and group sharing.

Facilitator: Nicky Roland, Art Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher.

Fee: £35 per 2 hour session. Discount if you book all four sessions : £110. Booking an individual session can be done via Eventbrite. To receive your discount for booking all four please email: arttherapyandmindfulness@gmail.com

Low cost places are available for people who may be experiencing financial constraints at this time (low or no income). Contact us if you require a low cost place.

Book via Eventbrite here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-monthly-series-of-art-therapy-and-mindfulness-workshops-tickets-125607678949

Deepening Practice in Art Therapy and Mindfulness (Three Sundays)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December 2022 (Three Saturdays over eight week period)

Online/Face to Face t.b.c
offered with London Art Therapy Centre

During three rich days, taking place over an eight week period, you will have an opportunity to learn core mindfulness practices and develop your experience of self-expression in art. 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. 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.

Previous feedback: ‘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

Facilitator: 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.

Days: three Saturday workshops over an eight week period (closed group, commitment to all three days required)

Course Fee:
£300 self-funded
£432 employer funded.

To express your interest email info@arttherapyandmindfulness.com  and you will hear more details nearer the time.

Booking will be via London Art Therapy Centre directly (Call 020 3490 7899 / email info@arttherapycentre.com)

 

Exploring Resilience and Creativity through Art Therapy and Mindfulness

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 if you book all three you will receive a 10% discount.

Series of Three Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshops
Workshop One: Inviting Compassion
Workshop Two: Exploring Resilience and Creativity
Workshop Three: Active Hope
1- 4 pm on Sundays 7th November, 5th December 2021, 16th January 2022
 - offered online by London Art Therapy Centre

5th December 2021|Afternoon Online Workshop| Exploring Resilience and Creativity through Art Therapy & Mindfulness

 

A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness meditation, open to all levels of experience.

How can we cultivate resilience to support ourselves during challenging times?

One theme offered during the session will be trees as a symbol of resilience, explored through images, mindfulness meditation, art making and group sharing.

We will connect with our felt-sense and self-expression to consider how we resource ourselves: how can we care for ourselves and others? How we can grow and thrive amidst adversity and change? How we can rest in our unique individual expression within our interconnected and interdependent networks?

Aims:
• Cultivate spaciousness, presence and ease
• Open to creativity and insight
• Practice resilience and grounding
• Connect with the heart and emotions

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.

Facilitator/s:

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.

Date: Sunday 5th December 2021
Time: 1pm-4pm
Fees: £45

 

Book directly with London Art Therapy Centre: Email Kim at info@arttherapycentre.com (or Call 020 3490 7899) https://arttherapycentre.com/

Active Hope and The Work that Reconnects

10- 4 pm on Sunday 9th May 2021
Outdoor Location: Princes Road, Brighton, East Sussex 

Active hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world’ -Joanna Macy

A day outdoors: meditating, creating and exploring with others, in community. There will be opportunities to connect with nature, create with natural materials and practice a range of guided mindfulness meditations.

The inspiration for the day is ‘Active Hope and The Work that Reconnects’ - experiential group work developed by Joanna Macy (and collaborators). The day will include Insight Meditation, Eco Therapy and Art Therapy practices.

In this creative and supportive context, we will bear witness to our individual and collective experiences. Some of the challenges in the time we live include climate crisis, the global pandemic and structural racism. Feelings of fear and grief, will be held with the compassion and care that is the orientation of mindfulness practice. This will help us engage and potentially take actions.

We will be meeting the challenges and difficulties that are present for us, and move into including our hopes and aspirations. What positive change do we may wish to be part of? We will be connecting with our imagination, potential to be resilient and the ways that we can resource ourselves.

You are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced, in meditation or any of the practices - gentle support and encouragement will be offered throughout.

Facilitator:
The workshop is facilitated by Nicky Roland, Art Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher.

Fee: 
Donations/Dana to BodhiTree Brighton. Nicky’s teachings have no charge, with the invitation to offer dana to her at the end of the day.

To book visit BodhiTree Brighton's website:
http://www.bodhitreebrighton.org.uk/events/active-hope-meditation-and-art-making-day-retreat-with-nicky-rowland/

 

Online Intro Workshop (2 hour)

Next Online Intro Workshop: 2021, date t.b.c.

Previous Online Intro workshops:

Online Introduction to Art Therapy and Mindfulness - 2 hour workshop

10 - 12 am Saturday 8th August 2020

A creative and explorative workshop integrating therapeutic art making with guided mindfulness meditation.

• Cultivate spaciousness, presence and ease
• Open to freedom, creativity and insight
• Practice resilience and grounding
• Express yourself in a free and explorative way, with a wide range of art materials available.

  • Open to all levels of experience.
  •  Please have one, two or more art materials to use during the session - you will receive more information about this before the session.
  • A zoom link will be provided to access the meeting.
  • Low cost places for online sessions are available for people who may be experiencing financial constraints at this time (low or no income). Contact us to apply  here.

Online Via Zoom. You will be emailed details once you register for the workshop.

Facilitator: 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

Workshop fee: £35

Click here to book via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-introduction-to-art-therapy-and-mindfulness-workshop-2-hour-tickets-108673714004

Art Therapy, Mindfulness and the Body, Heart, Mind (Three afternoons)

Next date t.b.c.

 

Previous Workshops:

1 pm - 5 pm on Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th June 2020

at The Unity Centre, The Old Turkish Baths, 35 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LG*

* Now Online Via Zoom. You will be emailed details once you register for the workshop.

Learn and practice core mindfulness meditations along with developing your self-expression and creativity in art making. You will be part of a group meeting every Saturday afternoon over a three-week period.

Saturday 6th June: Art Therapy, Mindfulness and the Body

  • Cultivate embodiment through body-based mindfulness practices and mindful art making
  • Connect with your sources of grounding, resilence and support

Saturday 13th June: Art Therapy, Mindfulness and the Heart

  • Connecting with the heart, feelings and emotions in mindfulness meditation and mindful art making
  • Cultivate self-care and compassion

Saturday 20th June: Art Therapy, Mindfulness and the Mind

  • Respond skillfully to the ‘thinking’ mind in mindfulness meditation and art making
  • Cultivating spaciousness and ease
  • Open to all levels of experience.All art materials provided.*
    * Due to current circumstances: Please have one, two or more art materials to use during the session - you will receive more information about this before the session.
  • A zoom link will be provided to access the meeting.
  • Low cost places for online sessions are available for people who may be experiencing financial constraints at this time (low or no income). Contact us to apply  here.

Facilitator: 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

Fee: £150 is the total price for all three Saturday workshops.

 Please contact the facilitator if due to your circumstances (low or no income) you wish to apply for a low cost place.

Click here to book online via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-therapy-mindfulness-and-the-body-heart-mind-three-afternoons-tickets-89747855251