Introduction to Art Therapy and Mindfulness (full day)

10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 29th May 2021
Online with
 London Art Therapy Centre

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 Saturdays)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on 20th February, 20th March, 24th April 2021 (Three Saturdays over eight week period)

Online via Zoom
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.

Exploring Resilience and Creativity through Art Therapy and Mindfulness

28 February 2020|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 28th February 2021
Time: 1pm-4pm
Fees: £45

Book here via London Art Therapy Centre:

https://arttherapycentre.com/calendar/28-february-2021-1day-online-workshop-mindfulness-art-therapy-online-workshop-3/

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

Theory and Practice weekend – Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy

Day One: Intro to Art Therapy and Mindfulness Day Workshop

Day Two: Theory and Practice 

10 am - 4 pm on 3rd and 4th October 2020 

Book for one or both days.

at London Art Therapy Centre, Pioneer House, 46 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JH

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Day One: Introduction to Mindfulness Based Art Therapy (MBAT)

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.

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Day Two: Theory and Practice

This day is aimed at art therapists and other related professionals who wish to have a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy (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.

You will already have some understanding and experience in MBAT - at a minimum having attended one MBAT introductory day.

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.

Fees: 2day weekend at £180 (incl. vat) students; £200 (incl. vat) self-funded; £240 (incl. vat) employer funded
OR book 1day either Sat or Sun at £108 (incl. vat) students; £120 (incl. vat) self-funded; £144 (incl. vat) employer funded

Book via London Art Therapy Centre Website:

https://arttherapycentre.com/calendar/9-10-may-2020-2-day-mindfulness-based-art-therapy-theory-practice-weekend/

Art therapy, Mindfulness and Climate Breakdown Workshop

Future dates - t.b.c

When: 2 – 4 pm Saturday 23rd March 2019­­­­

Where: Still Space, Studio 7 Mezzanine, Open Market, Brighton, BN1 4JU

Fee: £20

Facilitator: Nicky Roland, Art Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher

Description:

A creative workshop responding to climate breakdown: Pause - Enquire - Nourish - Collaborate - Act.

In recent months there have been several alarming reports about climate breakdown, including: temperature rise, species decline and that ‘we’re almost out of time.’

In this workshop there will be reflective and creative space to process and respond to this. There are benefits of sharing together in this way including:

  • being able identify our feelings as opposed to going into overwhelm
  • collaboration and sharing ideas with others
  • considering how we may wish to take action in our lives and our communities

The space to reflect and enquire created is provided by

  • An experience group facilitator
  • Grounding in mindfulness meditation practice
  • Theme-based art making

All art materials are provided. Open to all levels of experience.

For further information contact us on info@arttherapyandmindfulness.com or call 07880 714 156

 

Book here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-therapy-mindfulness-and-earth-care-workshop-tickets-58000027644