Exploring Mindfulness through Art (EMTA)

Duration of program: 
3 hours per workshop (6 workshops per year, each with different themes)
 
Maximum Workshop Size:  
12 Pax
 
Target Audience: 
Anyone above 18-years old
 
Synopsis
This workshop offers an introduction to Mindfulness through Art. It integrates selected mindfulness practices from research evidence and global practices in 6-selected art themes. The art activities focus on non-striving and non-judging i.e. Mindfulness practices that engage participants in the moment and reduce stress in a non-outcome-based session. The class provides knowledge, demonstrations and guidance towards experiential learning.  All art materials will be included. With 6-possible workshops in a 12-month term, participants can learn, explore and develop mindfulness skills in a variety of art-based workshops. By intertwining mindfulness and art, this workshop explores a wonderful immersion into a powerfully recharging emotional experience.
 
Benefits
Exploring Mindfulness Through Art (EMTA) workshop has provided individuals with a positive outlet for learning and engaging in the present moment. Each person explores mindfulness while immersing themselves in the art activities. In the past, participants found themselves to be emotionally rested and remarked at their feeling of calm throughout the session. These experiences pervaded their sense of being and allowed them to being grounded in their day to day activities.
 
The eventual goal of combining mindfulness with art is to provide participants with an avenue to enhance their well-being. The combination of mindfulness practices and art activities has developed and enhanced the following aspects of well-being: 
 
- Reduced stress
- Developed Internal resilience
- Encouraged personal respite
- Increased levels of happiness
- Refocused attention
- Developed self-awareness
- Boosted creativity
 
What will the Participants receive?
- Audio files for practices
- Artwork that was created by themselves

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