• Art & Soul Workshop

  • Fri, 10-05-2019 at 19:30
  • The Yoga Cafe
    244a London Road
    PO77HG Portsmouth
Art & Soul Workshop - The Yoga Cafe - Portsmouth

A workshop combining mindfulness and creativity to bring us back to this moment and connect us to our creative expression.Offering a safe space for anyone who would like to tap into their creativity from a very relaxed state of being and have a visual dialogue with themselves. An opportunity to slow down, take a pause from our busy lives and engage our senses in creative expression. The benefits of mindfulness meditation and creative expression are many - from simply bringing ourselves back to the moment, which can be used throughout our daily lives to calm and collect ourselves so that we are more likely to act, rather than re-act, as being present helps us gain empathy and patience. It also can help with concentration, health and improve productivity as well as all round well-being. Giving ourselves permission to play and express ourselves creatively also has a huge impact as we begin to remember who we are and our purpose in life, which in turn helps us feel more confident and content. Other benefits can be: · Feeling able to cope with stress and finding creative solutions to problems.Each workshop we will explore different mediums, such as drawing, painting, collage and mixed media, and journaling. There are no limits to creative expression. I am there to guide and support you during the session.No experience is necessary, you are welcome to attend if you are a beginner, or more experienced. These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience as participants are guided to paint intuitively and it is all about letting go, being present and having fun… and allowing amazing things to happen.“It is Only in Being Creative That the Individual Discovers the Self.” D. W. Winnicott£20 per personADDITIONAL INFORMATION All materials are provided but you are very welcome to bring your own, including an A4 painting sheet. (If bringing your own, please bring either an A4 canvas or an A4 sketch pad suitable for mixed mediums). ALL women are welcome. This is a safe space - no one is judged, we do not preach opinions, we don't mention triggering subjects and everyone welcome. There is a no tolerance rule on bullying or discrimination of any kind. There is no one-on-one therapy or talking therapy involved, you are only asked to express yourself through art.Refreshment will be offered in the way of vegan based snack, as well as herbal teas "It helps quiet my mind. Concentrating on the colours, lines and shapes takes me away from the noise in my head"Come and experience the value of creativity for yourself.