Intro Workshop (2 hour)

Introduction to Art Therapy and Mindfulness - 2 hour workshop

2-4 pm on Saturday 4th April 2020

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

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.
All art materials provided.

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: £30

Click here to book via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-art-therapy-and-mindfulness-workshop-2-hour-tickets-89746262487

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

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

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.

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: £180 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

Introduction to Art Therapy and Mindfulness (full day)

Intro to Art Therapy and Mindfulness Day Workshop
10:00 am-4:00 pm

next date: 8th February 2020

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

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 : £100 employer funded; £90 self-funded; £80 students

To book your place here - via London Art Therapy Centre.
https://arttherapycentre.com/calendar/08-feb-2020-day-workshop-intro-to-mindfulness-based-art-therapy/

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 Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th May 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/4-5-may-2019-2-day-mindfulness-based-art-therapy-theory-practice-weekend/

Deepening Practice in Art Therapy and Mindfulness (Three Saturdays)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays 12th September, 10th October, 14th November 2020 (Three Saturdays over eight week period)

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

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: £324 (incl. vat) students; £360 (incl. vat) self-funded; £432 (incl. vat) employer funded. Receive a 15% Earlybird discount if you book by end of August 2020!

Mindfulness for NHS staff

The pressures facing health care staff working for the NHS is a subject matter close to my heart given my own work within the NHS. Given these circumstances, I value offering mindfulness workshops to healthcare teams. I don’t think of mindfulness as a quick fix, but I do believe that allowing people windows of space just to be, to find space amongst the pressure, to step back and take a breath, can be beneficial. Attending a mindfulness workshop offers time away from what can feel like a frantic energy, to experience a day at a different speed.

In a recent workshop we spoke about the importance of self-care, practiced two mindfulness meditations together and did a creative activity based on: ‘What in your life is Nourishing? What is Depleting? What provides you with a sense of mastery.’ Staff fed-back that they were able to step back and reflect on their lives and work, and could use the ‘Three Minute Breathing Space Meditation’ to pause during their working day. One person realised she had become depleted and could now readdress this by introducing more of what she enjoyed outside of work. Someone else was reminded her that her colleagues were ‘human and not typing machines’. For some participants mindfulness would be continued with, for others there had been an opportunity to meaningfully connect with their colleagues.

Retreat Day

Art Therapy and Mindfulness Retreat Day

at London Art Therapy Centre, 25-27 Bickerton Rd, Archway, London N19

Please send us an email if you would like to attend the next retreat day.

In this day retreat we will be going deeper into therapeutic art making and mindfulness practices.

The day includes silent practice, guided meditations and group reflection. It intended for people with experience in mindfulness. Beginners to art making are welcome.

Booking: To reserve your place email arttherapy.mindfulness@gmail.com
Course fees: £90 fully employed/employer funded; £80 part-employed; £60 students

Facilitator: Nicky Roland is an experienced, state-registered Art Therapist, and a trained mindfulness teacher, with several years work experience in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice.