Mindful Art

What is Mindful Art?

Mindful Art is a well-being programme for children age 7+ who struggle to understand their emotions, manage their stress and have problems to express themselves.

Why  Mindful Art?

  • Art is a powerful tool
  • Art can empower you
  • Art helps reduce stress

  • Art helps to process emotions
  • Art enhances well-being and allows an individual to enjoy the moment
  • Art helps develop self-esteem
  • Art helps develop critical thinking
  • Art can rewire your brian and encourage positive thinking
  • Art gives you freedom of expression
  • You can't get art wrong
  • Art helps overcome limiting thoughts and behaviours
  • Art unlocks power of your creative mind
  • Act of creating is a reward
  • Everyone can create

Who is it for?

  • Children who are anxious and have problems with relaxation
  • Children who have problems expressing emotions
  • Children who are diagnosed with autism or awaiting diagnosis
  • Children age 7+
  • Children who are able to cope being without parents for the length of the session
  • Children do NOT need to be artistic

Mindful Art

START: 11th October 2020

DAY: 1st Sunday of a month

TIME: 10-11 :30 am

VENUE: The Arc, 39 Weston Dr, Caterham CR3 5XY

COST: £5 per session - book 1 and get the secnd one one at 50%.

Only 10 places available for each session!

What is included:

  • Therapeutic Art Life Coach, DBS checked, insured, a teacher with 20 years of experience
  • Very small group and autism friendly environment
  • Certificate of achievement 
  •  FREE Art resources
  • Exhibition
  • 1:1 support for the family
  • End of programme report ( if attended min.5)

Structure of the session:

  • Drop off and welcome - parents/carers are encouraged to enjoy a cup of coffee in The Arc Cafe as children respond differently when parents/carers are not around. It is also a good opportunity for parents to have a break. However, that will be discussed individually  with each family.
  • Following government guidance on Covid 19- hand sanitizer, Covid -19 declaration
  • Rules - children set the rules themselves and are reminded of them every session.
  • MANDALA -Colour your day - to express emotions
  • SEE/THINK/WONDER  to develop critical thinking
  • Creating - freedom of expression- every month different media and theme
  • Mandala for Meditation
  • Positive Affirmations to concentrate on our strenghths 
  • Clear up - children are involved in packing up
  • Pick up time and feedback to parents/carers

If you are not sure if Mindful Art is for your child or you worry your child might not manage, please contact me so we can discuss it and find the best solution, it can be delivered on 1:1 basis as well.