"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." - Pablo Picasso
Meditative Art are holistic sessions that integrate therapeutic art techniques, yoga principles and meditation with colors and music – creating a playful way to spend quality time together as a whanau.
Starting planting the seed and setting the intention of being open in returning to who we are, we are going to use Art as a tool to tune with our inner-artist and qualities. We will allow our emotions to come out as an expression of creativity in order to accept our feelings and thoughts and create emotional balance in our life. The deeper we connect with our Inner-self, the more we trust our intuition and we relate with everything around us. We will strengthen our imagination, self-esteem and self-awareness closing the course with a deeper connection and acceptance of our being.
DURATION: 60 to 90 minutes session
TARGET: Adults (youth, grown ups, seniors) - Anyone can enjoy the benefits of making art.
Reduces stress and anxiety
Enables to effect change and grow on a personal level
Gains a better understanding of the Self and the nature of difficulties and distress.
Helps to express thoughts, feelings, and conflicts for those who find verbal expression difficult.
Gives expression to people of diverse cultures who may lack English verbal ability or be unaccustomed to talking about themselves.
The "Dark Side" of the psyche is more easily expressed in art.
Focuses concentration on a single activity, shutting down intrusive thoughts.
MEDITATIVE ART - CONNECT TO THE SELF Course 2022 in person
Our well-being is intimately connected to our experiences of the world. Therapeutic Art works well with Mindfulness because being engaged in creative endorsements helps us focus on the artwork, which becomes our centre of consciousness.
AUCKLAND WOMEN'S CENTRE To reduce stress and anxiety and develop new habits.
Dates: 15 February - 22 March 2022 (6-week course)
MEDITATIVE ART - MECF PAIHERE Supported by Albert-Eden Local Board
Poipoia te kakano kia puawai. Nurture the seed and it will bloom.
When paihere are mindful, they are fully aware of their senses and experiences. They are encouraged to focus their full attention on what they are currently experiencing and let their incoming thoughts gently flow away. Paihere are supported to accept their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and not to judge them. Mindfulness includes techniques such as breathing, meditation, and creative activities.