Art for Anxiety
Using art in this way allows for expression, an outlet for unresolved tension, plus a tool to use in everyday life. Working with teens with one-on-one art therapy (see more details on coaching and booking page) and group workshops is exciting and rewarding.
As part of this 6 week art programme, we will use mindfulness, discussion, interactive drawing therapy and forms of meditation, while drawing, painting and making 3D sculpture.
This workshop is about creating and expressing, rather than a focus on the final product. An enthusiasm for art is worthwhile, but skill and artistic talent is not required.
Mindfulness is a great way to slow down the over-anxious mind, that goes around and around in circles. It gives the mind purpose and allows the body to relax and de-stress.
Discussion is important to allow students to get to know each other and realise that they are not alone on this journey, nor are they powerless. Sharing experiences and having fun together is part of this work.
Interactive drawing therapy is a technique that allows students to discover more about themselves and identify their potentially destructive thought patterns. This brings an awareness and enables forward movement and change to take place. It is a powerful tool to gently allow greater perspective on life.
Meditation can be a challenge for many of 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 higher selves and allow freedom and creatively both in art and in life.
Studio 88, at The Art & Living Centre, 19 Anne Street, Wadestown, Wellington (Just a stones throw from Lower Hutt and Petone), has a relaxed and calm atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor spaces to work. Students are encouraged to make themselves at comfortable and help themselves to the materials available.
Please give me a call to discuss any questions you may have regarding workshops, classes or coaching. For further info on coaching, please refer to coaching teens section.
Nancy 027 276 2786
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