Mindful Movement and Expressive Art Wonder Workshop

Venue

Julia's Flat: 25 Normanhurst

Grove Hill, Brighton, BN2 9NJ

Brighton, East Sussex, GB, BN2 9NJ

Combining mindful movement and expressive art helps you to:




  • feel grounded and calm,




  • express non-verbal feelings/sensations/thoughts using art materials,




  • tap into embodied creativity, and




  • gain insights into yourself and others.




The first part of the workshop involves some gentle, chair-based movements, which can be done with your eyes closed or open. Every movement is an invitation and you can choose whether to do the movement, or not, or do a different movement. You’ll be invited to note sensations, based on the authentic experience of the facilitator, and it might be that you don’t feel a sensation or you feel one somewhere else.


In the second part of the workshop you’ll be invited to use the art materials provided to make an image, which could be based on your movement experience, or could be something else entirely. If you feel critical of your art skills, you can choose to use your non-preferential hand to make the image to ease the self-criticism. 


The third part of the workshop is where we share our experiences, if we want to. There is no pressure. The facilitator will hold the space in a nonjudgmental and empathic way so that you can safely share your experience. We will spend a few minutes at the start of the workshop to create some ground rules to encourage this sense of safety.


Based in the principles of Trauma Sensitive Yoga, the mindful movements are trauma informed. However, this workshop is not a therapy workshop, although it may feel therapeutic. If you have experienced hospital admission within the last six months for trauma-related crisis, this workshop is not suitable for you. 


The ticket price of £5 is low because the facilitator is testing the workshop out and your feedback would be greatly appreciated – there will be a few minutes at the end to give feedback, if you choose to. The facilitator has used mindful movement and expressive art with individual clients and has facilitated mindful movement for climbers, all with the following kind of feedback:


“I felt more relaxed and left stresses behind.”


“I felt more relaxed, and conscious/aware of the ‘space’; more grounded.”


“I felt grounded. It was calming. My anxiety faded.”


“Feeling a lot calmer and more grounded. Freed from some negative emotions. It’s affirming regarding not just my life, but life.”


There are 5 spaces available. The workshop starts at 7pm so it might be a good idea to arrive about 6.50pm so we can start on time.


Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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