How to Get Mindfulness in to YOUR Workplace

Do you, or your colleagues suffer from stress?

Do you work in healthcare or support work?

Could your clients benefit from more mindfulness?

Let us bring Mindful Art Club into your workplace, treatment service or social club!

Last week we enjoyed bringing Mindful Art Club to the TLC group at The Brook Inn. In this case TLC stands for Tea, Laughter and Company. Every Thursday afternoon at The Brook, in Plympton St Maurice, the landlord John, and his staff offer a free cup of tea, some biscuits and like-minded company to anyone who lives alone, or feels lonely. There is sometimes a guest speaker, a game of cards, or a sing along.

We offered this friendly crowd of around 25 people, a short mindfulness meditation and an easy art project; drawing zentangle patterns. Many people there had not tried drawing for years, and had never tried meditation.

That was really relaxing – I almost fell asleep!

A lady at TLC

There was a lot of chatting and laughter while everyone had a go at doing some artwork. We had so much fun, and were very surprised to receive a round of applause at the end of the session!

Emma and Peggy can bring Mindful Art Club to your treatment service, workplace or residential home. Drop in to one of their existing classes to find out about this new way to manage anxiety and stress.

New Art Class in Plymouth

Are you feeling stressed?

Upstairs at The Caffeine Club.

Need more creativity in your life?

Are you free on Friday mornings?

Our new mindful art class will help you to chill out and socialise, even if you’re anxious.

Our new class is launching on Friday December 6th 2019.

Myself and my colleague Emma have been running weekly mindful art classes at The Brook Inn, Plympton on Wednesdays. People have been loving the mindful meditation, easy art projects and relaxed, sociable atmosphere. So, in response to popular demand we are now launching a class in central Plymouth, upstairs at The Caffeine Club on Friday mornings. All materials are supplied and we are running these introductory taster sessions on a ‘pay what you feel’ donation basis.

Every Friday, 10.00 am until 11.30am.

The Caffeine Club,

46 Tavistock Place,

Plymouth, PLY PL4

Grab a coffee and join in!

Keep up with our mindful adventures on our Facebook page.

Ex-Rehab Staff Launch New Art Club

Two ex-Broadreach staff, made redundant by the recent closure of the Plymouth treatment centre, have launched a Mindful Art Club at The Brook Inn, Plympton.

Artists Peggy Melmoth and Emma Sprawson were part of the support team at Broadreach House Addiction Treatment Centre, Plymouth, offering a number of activities to the resident clients, including arts and craft workshops. When Broadreach House closed, due to a lack of funding, in July 2019, Emma and Peggy decided to bring their combined skills into the community to offer mindful art as a way to manage anxiety and stress.

Peggy said, “Do you know when you enjoyed art as a kid, without judging your ability or results? We get together for 10 minutes of mindful meditation, then we have a coffee and a chat, and do some art, just for fun.”

Emma commented, “At Broadreach I used to run mindfulness sessions and art workshops for the clients. Then we had the idea of combining both things at once.”

Emma is trained in counselling, mindfulness, acupuncture and Indian head massage, and is a practicing artist offering multi-media artworks and personalised commissions.

Peggy is qualified in clinical hypnotherapy and is also a practicing artist offering watercolour paintings, personalised cartoon portraits and logos for small business. She is currently studying for a counselling qualification.

These easy-going art sessions aim to help you to deal with anxiety, stress and daily worries, and they are run on a ‘pay what you feel’ donation basis.

Mindful Art Club is every Wednesday at 10am at The Brook Inn, 33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, PL7 1NJ Plymouth, Devon. The sessions are friendly and informal, so just grab a coffee and join in.

At a recent session there were eight people in the class, who described the experience as, relaxing, therapeutic, “me-time”, inspiring, colourful, energising, rejuvenating and “a good form of self-care.”

You can find out more information about the club at www.Facebook.com/MindfulArtClub