Mindful Art Club is taking a break from 16th to 30th August. There will be no groups running during these two weeks. We will be back with our Zoom group restarting on Tuesday August 31st. Our usual timetable (above) will continue in September. We hope you have a great summer!
– Peggy and Emma.
We run a number of mindful art groups, both on line and in person around Plymouth, in Devon UK. Our feedback form asks our participants, How do you feel that Mindful Art Club has helped you today? (e.g. Socially, emotionally, support, mental or physical health.) What have you enjoyed? Here are some of the responses.
| It was a good session to do online with the family and have a calm hour where we could focus on a mini project and relax. |
| Really helped and found the session intriguing.|
It was nice to attend mindful art club because of
the social aspect. I found it helpful to take my attention away from my
| Nice to have the space to spend time playing about with pens, colour and art. – I never do this at home! |
| I enjoyed being part of a group. I enjoy the calming music. I like the building. |
| Helped me have breathing space and feel relaxed.|
| I liked the guided relaxation at the beginning of the session. I thought that the activities of were well designed so that we didn’t feel pressured, process was more important than product. |
| It’s refreshing being part of a group where we all share similar issues including the women who run the group.|
| I’ve enjoyed it socially being around ladies my own age, and it being a safe space to share my weekly struggles.|
| To socialise with other ladies. Enjoy the mindfulness |
| Support and mental health.|
| I feel more centred and calm. I’ve enjoyed socialising with new people. I love Emma’s mindfulness meditation. |
| Excellent. Much happier. It was nice to colour.|
Why not come to a group yourself? The best way to hear about our new weekly groups, one-off events and wellbeing courses is to join our mailing list.
I just rediscovered this lovely testimonial from a regular client at our Brook Inn group in Plympton last year.
“I really enjoy the mindful art class. Not sure how I would’ve managed lockdown if Peggy, Emma (and Lee) hadn’t encouraged a creative side of me to come out, something I didn’t know I had in me. We did a class, making cards and I have become totally addicted to card making (which has also given me the confidence to try some other crafts) which occupied my lockdown time, some thing’s happen for a reason even if we don’t know it at the time. The group are so welcoming and friendly where anyone is accepted for who they are without any judgement and you can give as little or as much input as you are comfortable with.
At the beginning I wasn’t keen on mindfulness but I’m getting used to it. I really enjoyed Wednesdays group where a tongue drum was used and what a difference being outside made! To smell the garden, hear birds and the trickle of water whilst the drum played with Lee talking you through, it was amazing. I would definitely recommend it to those who are looking for somewhere that provides a safe place to go if you are lonely or suffer with mental health issues or just out to meet people. Thanks Peggy and Emma.”
We are re-starting our group at The Brook Inn, Longbrook Street, Plympton on Thursday 15th July 2021, 11.00am. Read more.
UPDATE: Saturday 14th August retreat has been postponed to a later date.
Would you like to join us for a day of laughter, conversation, mindfulness and art, surrounded by the peacefulness of nature?
- Guided mindfulness
- Qi Gong
- Simple art activities
- Nature walk
Read more: Mindful Art Retreat
On Saturday 14th August 2021 we invite you to:
- Step away from daily distractions
- Take some time to relax and rejuvenate
- Enjoy the company of like-minded people
- Rediscover your sense of inner peace
Places are limited to only eight people and we expect this to be very popular.
If you are interested book now to avoid disappointment.
The retreat takes place in the picturesque village of Plympton St Maurice, near Plymouth, in South Devon. Outdoor activities are held in public green spaces; lunch is served in the local Guildhall. Most of the event is outdoors but can be moved to our indoor venue in the case of rain.
Includes coffees, teas and lunch of crusty bread, homemade cakes and a selection of cheeses, houmous, olives and fruit.
Reserve your place now.
We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Peggy and Emma