Nurture teens Course
Loose yourself in creative expression.
While enthusiasm for art is essential, experience is not. It's easy and fun. Nurture is designed especially for young people who are looking for ways to enjoy life more.
What happens at Nurture
Mindfulness is a great way to slow down the anxious, over-thinking mind. While focussing deliberately on the art, the mind is completely absorbed and gets to rest from the stream of thoughts. This means the whole body gets a break - relief from the tension! The more time spent mindfully doing art, the better you feel, and the clearer and more focussed your mind.
Discussion is important in order to get to know others in the group. You are not alone on this journey, nor are you powerless. Safely sharing experiences and having fun together is a part of this work, while learning how to make you and your well-being a priority in your life.
Interactive drawing therapy is a powerful tool to gently allow you to see what is getting in your way. It is also a technique that enables you to discover more about your own patterns of behaviour, which is very useful to know, and identify potentially destructive thought patterns which may come with them. With this awareness you can move forward and make positive changes.
Meditation can be a challenge for many people, but calming the mind and relaxing the body is a wonderful tool when we take the time for it. It also allows us to connect better with our true selves and brings a better flow to our lives. There are many ways to meditate, and finding your favourite method is a good way to make it enjoyable and set up some good practical habits.
Making art is one of the best ways I know to loose myself in my work, and forget all about the rest of the world - what bliss!
It makes me feel both energised and happy when I have a regular diet of creativity and my life reflects this. I stop taking life so seriously and enjoy having fun. It doesn't matter what it is that I am making, just the experience of it gives me what I need to be more relaxed and centred. I can even think better!
I've learned so much from my mistakes I was thinking of making more - just come and have fun!
Nurture Teen Classes
Studio 88, 19 Anne Street, Wadestown, Wellington (Just a stone's throw from Lower Hutt and Petone)
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
NEXT HOLIDAY COURSE:
Monday - Friday 10 - 1 pm
$300 - 10 week term $300 - 5 day holiday workshop
14 - 16 years