This is an art based programme designed especially for young people who are looking for ways to soften anxiety and make life easier.
We use mindfulness, group discussion, interactive drawing therapy and forms of meditation as part of a wonderful drawing, painting and mosaic class.
Come along and enjoy yourself. It is all about creating and expressing, rather than a focus on the final product. An enthusiasm for art is essential, but skill and artistic talent is not. Small groups of 3 - 4 students makes these sessions fun and focussed.
Mindfulness is a great way to slow down the over-anxious, 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 - a 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 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 (very useful to know) and identify potentially destructive thought patterns which 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 life. 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 reflect this. I stop taking life so seriously and enjoy having fun. It doesn't matter what it is that I am making, just the making of it gives me what I need to be more relaxed and centred. I can even think better!
If you enjoy art and think you would like to spend more time on it, get on it and give me a call, I am just waiting for a couple more people to put the next group together to get started, you may even want to tell a friend about it.
Please give me a call to discuss any questions you may have regarding workshops, classes or one-on-one coaching.
Nancy 027 276 2786
I've learned so much from my mistakes I was thinking of making more - just come and have fun!
Nurture Teen Classes
VENUE : Studio 88, 19 Anne Street, Wadestown, Wellington (Just a stones throw from Lower Hutt and Petone)
WORKSHOPS : Each workshop runs for 10 weeks during the school term or 1 intensive week during a school holidays.
NEXT TERM WORKSHOP: Planned term 1 2019 Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
NEXT HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Planned JAN 2019 Monday - Friday 10 - 1 pm COST: $300 - 10 week term $300 - 5 day holiday workshop
AGES: 13 - 16 years
Please make your booking in advance as places are limited.