The Expressive Mind: An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Art Therapy, Margaret Jones Callahan, MA, RCC, BCATR
Cultivating positive social and emotional health through mindfulness awareness and the creative process gives birth to fresh perceptions. Through seeing and experiencing our thoughts, emotions, and sensations as a continuous, ever changing, stream of events, new perspectives and insights are generated. Confidence, and the courage to express our natural creative intelligence arise. Participants will learn the 3 stages of MBAT, be introduced to mindfulness practices and explore contemplative creative processes. This session will focus specifically on Mindfulness of Body to explore the senses, develop authentic personal presence, attunement, discernment, and empathy through art activities. Participants can expect to engage through the art, and with each other, as they explore mindfulness and expressive mind.