To complement by Reiki energy healing I also run Workshops, aimed at supporting and encouraging emotional healing through Art and creative self-expression for those living with pain, grief, fear, frustration, anger, anxiety, self-limiting beliefs, stress and so much more.
A video of my Healing Art Workshop
Art and healing blend beautifully to take you into your inner self … your emotions, thoughts, feelings and visions – deep into your conscious and subconscious soul. As your healing comes to you from within, you release those negative blockages which have caused you to stagnate and feel heavy in body and mind. This stimulates your immune system, blood flow and mental attitude, and you achieve balanced wholeness, and are able to operate once more at your optimum level – feeling in control of your true self once again. By releasing tension and fear, and opening your mind to passionate creativity, the inner artist and healer become one. The healing art experience is intended to be exciting and joyful – it is fun and should be seen as an adventure.
Use this creative process of art to heal yourself, others and the earth. People are using art to heal so many situations, such as: depression, grief, fear, guilt, sickness, pain, abuse (sexual, physical, mental), anger, frustration, separation or divorce and to promote their spiritual growth. Or you can simply choose Healing Art as a form of relaxation and a way to unwind from the stresses of daily life.
You don’t need to believe in any particular religion or spiritual belief – you simply take yourself inward on your own personal healing journey. This is the ideal vehicle for transformation, change and healing – making this simple healing process accessible to everyone. By bringing light into the dark areas which are blocking you, and using your imagination, you can find deep within you art that speaks from your soul. Although the experience will be different for everyone, the underlying transformation of feeling lighter and brighter, and focusing on being right there in the moment, is the same for us all.
The first step to healing is the realisation that, in order to heal, you must go within, and visit those heavy energies of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions – those places that we don’t really want to look at, so we tend to bury them deep within us. By facing these negative energies and bringing them to the surface, you are then able to release them. A great way to do this is to transform these energies into something creative and focusing on being truly ‘in the present’.
Being mindful of your negative thoughts and emotions is really important. You are not expected to simply forget them. But by being ‘present’ and ‘in the moment’ when creating art, you are able to acknowledge those feelings by releasing the inner critic, self-judgement or self-condemnation. Surrendering helps you to accept your emotions including pain, anger, despair and guilt. By releasing emotionally and physically, you are able to trust, ‘let go’ and reveal the true you.
Creativity is in our genes, we do it spontaneously. We use our imagination to heal, so it’s the easiest, most natural process for life change. You do not need to be an artist or a healer – you just need to have the desire to heal and grow.
“When there are no words there is art”
NEXT HEALING ART WORKSHOP
Kimbridge Barn near Romsey
Workshop Dates: Saturday 15th June 2019 10.30am – 5.00pm
Self-investment: The one-day Workshop will cost £89 per person
The aim of my Healing Art Workshops is to create a loving and safe space with an open and sharing non-judgemental group of people, who simply wish to be authentic, trusted and honoured for who they are.
All workshops are led by myself, as a facilitator not an art teacher, simply guiding you to share art as a tool for self-expression and self-exploration. I do not offer interpretation or diagnosis, as the focus must remain on you … you are in charge of your own exploration and healing.
My workshops are aimed at any level from complete beginner to advanced – and you do not require any previous experience of art or painting. Just be brave, and allow your inner self to speak through art.
Sometimes it is very difficult (or even impossible) to talk about your deepest pain and fear! Using colour and shape can give a voice to your emotions and feelings without using the words.
What to expect at a Healing Art Workshop
Each workshop is a full day (approximately 10.00am – 5.00pm). The day will start with a brief introduction by myself, and an explanation of your energy systems and how our bodies are affected by stress and trauma. The Chakra system, and their associated colours, will be described, and I will assess the level of each participant’s energy centres.
I will then lead you through a guided meditation to enable you to connect to your energy centres. During the meditation I will be sending Reiki energy healing to each participant, to allow an easier flow of energy, and enable you to more easily ‘let go’ and ‘release’ any energetic blockages from your body.
You will then be ready to take paintbrush to canvas and let your self-expression flow. The medium with which we work is Acrylic paint onto stretched canvas. An assortment of embellishments will be provided, to add texture to your artwork if you wish. Please feel free to bring alternative art materials (ie. Watercolours, pencils and art paper if you prefer to use a different format).
The majority of the day will be devoted to your painting, with regular breaks for refreshments and lunch. And you will leave the day with a wonderful piece of your very own Healing Art to treasure.
What’s included in the Workshop
The workshop will include the use of:
- a deep-edged stretched canvas 40x40cm (for you to keep at the end of the Workshop)
- acrylic paints
- a selection of brushes, palette knives, sponges etc
- powdered vinyl disposable gloves
- plastic protective apron
- Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits
Please bring your own packed lunch, and any drinks or snacks to suit your specific dietary requirements. Please note that here is no fridge at the venue.
There is free parking at the venue, including Disabled parking spaces. Disabled toilet facilities are available.
I hope that that your participation in one of my Healing Art Workshops will be a wonderful step on your healing journey … and be assured that I will be there to support you on your exciting adventure.