Mindfulness Through Art

Mindfulness Painting Workshop, Company Art Event

How exactly will the “Mindfulness Through Art Program” benefit employers and employees?
“That compassion to ourselves, to everyone around us — our colleagues, customers — that’s what the training of mindfulness is really about.” -Janice Marturano
Mindfulness is about training our minds to be more focused, to see with clarity, to have spaciousness for creativity, and to feel connected. Art is a very effective and approachable doorway into mindfulness practice. Fully immersing ourselves in a creative project activates a different part of our brain. We lose track of time and our surroundings, and there are no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present. It’s very much an exercise in mindfulness.
Recent studies have shown that mindfulness practice produces numerous, measurable improvements in employee and management performance:

  • Improved physical and mental well-beingIncreased ability to manage stress
  • Expanded cooperation and teamwork
  • Improved ability to listen and communicate
  • Improved focus for decision making
  • More energy for tasks, less resistance
  • Broader perspective for solving problems
  • Improved focus for decision making
    1.Mindfulness Painting -No painting skill or experience necessary – $40 P.P
    2. Collage for Self Discovery -$45 per person
    3. Self-Exploratory Drawing – $35 per person
    Some example activities offered:
  • Draw oneself from a mirror
  • Create a past, present and future self-portrait
  • Music-inspired painting session
  • Make a Vision Board
  • Art Therapy balloon exercise – Release negative emotions or spread positive intentions by attaching a note or drawing to a balloon and setting it free.
    What People Are Saying About Their Experience
    “Soft music would play in the background. We would be encouraged to pay attention to our respective projects, and just let it flow. At first this seemed like work, and yet another instruction to follow in a room that was supposedly promoting creative freedom. But after a few minutes of actually paying attention to the feel of the brush on the canvas, the smell of paint, the sound of the palette knife scraping as I mixed and blended colors together in pursuit of the perfect blue or red, something would shift. The room would fall away. It was just me and my paintbrush. I was the paintbrush—we moved in unison. I felt the rough canvas underneath me, the cool sensation of being dipped in paint, the warm breath, as I leaned closer and closer to the canvas, paying attention to some detail.” E.P
    “The right side of the brain is associated with creativity, intuition, visualizing, emotions and daydreaming, among other things. Most of us don’t use it enough because we’re socialized to be logical and rational, thinking in terms of rules, goals, planning and structure. But, we can tap into that creative right brain—art is just one of the many ways of doing so.” E.P, 2016

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