(Mindfulness Based) Art Therapy 101

Curious about therapy alternatives? Mindfulness based art therapy combines traditional talk therapy, adds creative forms of expression and roots itself in the reflective art of meditation. You may be struggling to find the words for where you are at, or just wishing to deepen your art or mindfulness practice. Mindfulness based art therapy is ideal for anyone ages six and up. Scroll down for more info.

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A Little Bit about MBAT

Art Therapy has been around for decades to help reduce suffering in peoples’  lives. More often than not, a person goes to (art) therapy as a last resort. They may be going through a difficult transition or may be experiencing a serious mental illness that requires professional help.  Art Therapy is also helpful as a proactive tool in aiding us live our best lives, and is a preventative form of medicine. Art Therapy has the ability to enhance the quality of relationship in someone’s life through developing self-awareness and gratitude.

Mindfulness Based Art Therapy (MBAT) pairs mindfulness, the moment to moment awareness of the present moment, with any sort of creative process. Using mindfulness and art together can help make each practice a little bit easier. If you have been curious about meditation or mindfulness but are unsure of where to start, mindfulness based art might be a great stepping stone.

Eyes Open offers workshop series and one-off guided sessions to help individuals and groups strengthen their mindfulness practice. Mindfulness based Art Therapy can be great for individuals of all ages, couples and groups. Check out our offerings page to see what options may be available to you.

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”

Carl Jung