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Mindfulness (noun) : the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpse, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.

(Definition from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and a leader in the mindfulness industry.)

Art for Mindfulness

Kids today are going through a lot. (Franky, we all are.) The COVID-19 pandemic raised concern and awareness about the mental health of young people. However, most of the reporting has shown that the pandemic may represent just the tip of a mental health iceberg that we have been ignoring for a long time. The statistics are overwhelming and reveal a staggering need for our young adults to learn how to manage the world today.


Art for Mindfulness is a small but mighty way to introduce simple, mindfulness activities that can promote brain health and flexible thinking, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Art is already a natural way to practice mindfulness. Mindful Art (sometimes called Process Art) is the act of creating art as a way to surrender to the present moment. With this type of art, we are not striving for a particular outcome or even to make something that looks “good.” We are simply allowing ourselves the space to be creative.


In this workshop, we explore a variety of drawing and journaling activities to develop your own creative self care routine. Through experimentation, risk taking, and breaking some “art” rules, we will learn simple mindful art practices that promote relaxation, stress relief, and an increased sense of well-being.

In collaboration with art activities, we will also cover the following:
- What Mindfulness is and the Science behind it.
- The Benefits of Mindfulness
- A look at Emotions & Emotional Granularity
- An Introduction to Breathwork
- How Perfectionism only makes us feel inadequate
- And how you don’t need fancy art supplies to have fun doing art!

Upcoming Art Classes:

Mindful Art for Teens - Summer Session:
June 10 -14, 2024 (Mon-Fri)
9:00-11:00am
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way, Broomfield CO 80020
Elmwood 1 Meeting Room
$125-$150 per student | all materials provided


 
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Adult Mindfulness Workshops:

You do not have to be an "artist" to take this workshop. (Although I would argue that you already are!)

This workshop is an invitation to rediscover the incredible creative power that exists inside of you.
I believe that play, art and discovery are essential to our survival and growth. For many of us, somewhere along the way into adulthood we stop allowing ourselves the time for artistic expression & discovery. 

Hi          my name is Anne and I want to provide you that space and time. Join me in practicing creative ways to tap into mindfulness using simple art supplies.

This workshop is for you if:

  • You have been having a hard time carving out time for yourself (Hello parenthood!)

  • You like to draw (although no experience is necessary)

  • You are looking for ways to break old or form new habits

  • You want to discover how to have more self-compassion

  • You are interested in how to start a practice, not a perfect

  • You want to understand the difference between gratitude & toxic positivity

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Thank you!

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