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Creative Mindfulness With Art

The sessions are designed for people of all ages to participate and are guided by an Art Therapist. A new project will be offered every week. Topics covered will focus on self-awareness, support systems, gratitude, and reframing negative thoughts.

NOTE: If no participants join the call/class within 15 minutes after the start time, the call/class will end.

To assist you in the virtual sessions, the descriptions and suggested supplies to have on hand are listed for each week. Sometimes a link to print a template is provided. Just click on the link below to view and print. 


7/14: M.O.D. (Mantra of the Day)
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils, scissors, tape (optional)
Description: What reminder do you need most throughout the day? Choose your mantra of the day to carry with you as a personal reminder when you need it.

7/21: Web of Connections
Supplies needed: white paper, white crayon, watercolor paints, pen
Description: a colorful way to visualize our connections to others

7/28: Energy to Spend
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils, scissors, glue or tape
Description: Some days we have more energy than other days - if you had a set amount of energy to spend today, how would you spend it?

8/4: Found Poetry
Supplies needed: printed text, pencil, markers or pens
Description: In this session we will create a new poem or statement using a page torn from an old book (or printed from the available examples - Poetry A, Poetry B, Poetry C).

8/11: Boundaries

Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils
Description: we all need boundaries to protect our space, energy, and time - what do your boundaries look like today?

8/18: What’s Below the Surface?
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils
Description: imagine you’re in open waters - on the surface is your boat - everyone can see this - what they can’t see is what is below the surface keeping your boat moving, keeping it afloat - what’s below the surface? What do you need below the surface?

8/25: Positive Strength
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils
Description: in this session we will visually represent the process of replacing a negative thought with a positive one in an effort to help us reframe our thoughts

9/8 and 9/9: Watercolor Painting to Music
Supplies needed: paper, paint and brush
Description: We will create an abstract painting while listening to music and focus on being present and relaxing

9/15 and 9/16: Can and Can not Control
Supplies needed: paper (template optional), pen, pencil, or markers
Description: Sometimes we need a reminder about the things we can control and the things we cannot control. Redirect your focus to balance your energy. 

9/22 and 9/23: Blocks 
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils, scissors, tape
Description: Sometimes what we see as a barrier in front of us is actually our perception of what is blocking us - sometimes there really is a barrier and we need to envision ways around it to reach our goal.

9/29 and 9/30: Let the Light Through
Supplies needed: template, markers, pencils, or other drawing materials
Description: In this session we will focus on letting light through (allowing support/nourishment) in order to support our personal growth.


10/6 and 10/7: Progressive Relaxation
Supplies needed: template, colored pencils or markers
Description: In this session we will visualize and represent the meditative process of relaxing ourselves from our toes to the top of our head.

10/13 and 10/14: New Pathways
Supplies needed: paper, pencil, eraser 
Description: How much focus does it take to create a new habit? To change a habit? Today we will illustrate the idea of creating a new pathway for creating a new, positive habit.

10/20 and 10/21: Listening to Images
Supplies needed: paper, watercolor paint and paper, or any other drawing materials
Description: When you close your eyes and listen - what do you hear? What does that look like? Today we will Illustrate the sounds we hear as a way to practice awareness.

10/27 and 10/28: Found Poetry 
Supplies needed: printed text/template, pencil, markers or pens
Description: In this session we will create a new poem or statement using a page torn from an old book (or printed from the available examples). 

11/3 and 11/4: Gratitude Explosion
Supplies needed: template (optional), paper, pen for writing, markers or pencils
Template available
Description: Research has shown that showing gratitude for things in our lives improves our overall wellbeing. During this session we will focus on the simple, everyday experiences that make our life enjoyable.

11/10 and 11/11: Positive Strength  
Supplies needed: paper, pens, markers, or pencils
Description: in this session we will visually represent the process of replacing a negative thought with a positive one in an effort to help us reframe our thoughts.

11/17 and 11/18: Support System Universe
Supplies needed: template (optional), markers or pencils, stickers (optional)
Description: In this session we will identify sources of support in our lives as well as identify the areas where we need support and self-care.

(November 24, 25 week off Thanksgiving)

12/1 and 12/2: Balance
Supplies needed: paper, scissors, colored pencils or markers
Description: We all need some balance in our lives! In this session we will imagine how we might arrange the elements in our lives to create balance.

12/8 and 12/9: Positive Memories
Supplies needed: paper, pen, pencils, or markers
Description: We will take a few minutes to reflect on and describe a happy memory from this past year. Then, we will illustrate the memory to help reinforce the positive feedback.

12/15 and 12/16: Ripples of positive energy
Supplies needed: paper, watercolor paint, pen, marker, or pencil
Description: Today we will create a peaceful and relaxing image resembling ripples of water as a reminder to focus on our self-care.  


The materials you should have ready for the classes are:

  • Paper- which may include any of the following: printer paper, drawing paper, old mail envelopes, paper bags, wrapping paper, etc.
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue / glue stick
  • Magazine (to cut up for collage)
  • Pages from an old book (I can provide text to be printed at home for found poetry project)

All of the projects will be completed using items you probably already have on hand. We do not expect you to make large purchases for supplies. The Art Therapist will be able to assist you with modifications to the project with the materials you have.

*Classes are sponsored by Henry Ford C.A.R.E. Program and iCare4U ERG

Contact: C.A.R.E. Program

866-574-7530

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Fee:

Free

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