Explore the three stages of Mindfulness through Mindful Art practices, Spring 2017.
A regular meditation practice or contemplative art practice is the basis for MBAT. We will focus on cultivating positive social and emotional health, self-management skills, gratitude and compassion. More than learning to focus attention and simply be, we look at the transformative power of contemplative art and awakened heart.
MBAT Level 1 Mindfulness Based Art
This program introduces the three stages of Mindfulness Based Art through exploring the senses and embodied presence by connecting to Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Life. Through practices of calligraphic brush work, gentle inquiry, mindful drawing, collage, and painting we explore issues such as conflicted emotions, pain management, addiction recovery, anxiety, stress and work place issues. Practices of personal presence in the counselling, coaching, or teaching dynamic will be offered.
Prerequistes: Mindfulness practice + professional certification in your field as an ArtTherapist, Counsellor, Educator or related field.
MBAT Level 2: Advanced Mindfulness Based Art
This program extends the creative exploration of therapuetic issues begun in MBAT Level 1 to the principles of Mindfulness of Effort, of Speech, and of Mind, and also the wisdom arising from mindfulness. Through mindfulnes exercises, you will learn group compositon, circle stories, brush practice, mask and mirror, and space-awareness practices, to address specific issues such as conflict, relationship issues, grief, shock, stress, anxiety and addiction.