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Creatively Rest Your Mind & Free Your Spirit!

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Coordinators, please schedule a meeting to discuss your group. Travel costs may be applied for Groups outside of Niagara.

Art Journaling, (MABPs) Outcome: Gather New Ideas and Share Your Creations. Not your typical social art journalling activity. This activity uses complex expressions to expand the mind and promote self-reflection, creativity and clarity. Trendy and growing in popularity, Art Journaling is a form of self-expression, blending visual and verbal ideas and thoughts as a tool for self-care.

We take it up a notch!

Participants are guided through self-reflection exercises and meditation to get into the right headspace for authentic and intentional creative expression. Using our Prompts developed using art therapy principles, we create with simple art tools and supplies, which you may already have at home, to transform your Journal and express yourself through art!

Required or supplied if in person: A journal and general art supplies.

E-transfer accepted

Neurographic Art Making (MABPs) Outcome: Get the Answer You’ve Been Searching For! 

This meditation also serves as a creative drawing and colouring journey. You are entering a no-judgement guided studio-immersion activity all about intuitively expressing the inner self. Neurographic art transforms your inner thoughts into art resembling brain synapses and neurons. It has the power to strengthen new positive pathways and to discover that you had the answers all along.

In the end, we will read each other’s art, pulling out images and our impressions, illustrating that various perceptions can elevate your piece and clarify the answer to your question.

Co-facilitated, 3-Hour session with a 15-minute break. Groups of up to 6-14 for $45/pp. Groups of up to 15-24 for $40/pp. I’ve included all supplies for you.

E-transfer accepted

Gentle Painting (ASI) Outcome: Feel proud and relaxed while creating a unique canvas art piece. Gentle Painting features meditation, brush, tools and finger painting techniques. We encourage creativity and interpretation over the paint-by-numbers method. We help you through the discomfort so you can leave feeling relaxed and with a piece of art you can be proud of!

We supply everything you need to create a beautiful painting. Our instructor guides you step by step and encourages creative exploration and fun. 3-Hour session with a 15-minute break. Groups of up to 6-10 for $50/pp. Groups of up to 11-15 for $45/pp. All supplies Included.

E-transfer accepted

Self-Love Self Worth Inventory (MABPs) Outcome: Discover Radical Self-Acceptance! Low self-worth can be obvious or hidden under layers of survival and coping mechanisms.

So, be ready to get honest and open your heart to the most crucial person in your life, YOU! Self-worth inventories will highlight areas where you lack self-worth, self-love or self-confidence.

Sometimes we have insecurities which we are not even aware of. These are holding us back. Other times we are well aware of our lack of self-esteem and don’t know where to start or feel defeated. Looking at behaviours, patterns, and habits, we develop a creative plan for increased Self Love.

Our instructor guides you step-by-step and encourages creative exploration and fun as we create a Self Love Planner.

First, defining Self Love; you are invited to track your answers to two insightful inventories. Next, we have a discussion and share our thoughts. Next, you will receive a Creative Self-Love Plan. This creative exercise will help you remember the promises made to yourself s in the clarity of the moment.

3-Hour session with a 15-minute break. Groups of up to 6-10 for $60/pp. Groups of up to 11-15 for $55/pp. I’ve included all supplies for you.

E-transfer accepted

Soothing Bilateral Art Making (MABPs) Outcomes: Relax your mind and body. Both hands move together simultaneously to create a unique art piece using paint, pastels or coloured chalk. Use the entire arm’s length to engage your whole body on a larger scale to release some energy!

It’s Fun and Freeing! There are no mistakes in this judgment-free zone. It can be just as healing as a fun daily practice to relax your body and find mindfulness. Bilateral art-making is often used in creative healing sessions to regulate emotions, calm emotionally charged physical reactions, or express complex traumas. Adopt it as a new form of artistic expression and take yours to the next level by adding your own creative twists. Bring yours to the next level by adding with our Art Bar of supplies!. This one is Messy!

3-Hour session with a 15-minute break. Groups of up to 6-10 for $50/pp. Groups of up to 11-15 for $45/pp. I’ve included all supplies for you.

E-transfer accepted

All prices are on a sliding scale. Please inquire. We are flexible and open to working within a budget for community groups. We are also available to build programs and support your grant applications.

Rhiannon Barry, Program Developer and Facilitator, Be Whimsi Creative Wellness & Retreats

Mindfulness Art-Based Programs/Sessions (MABPs), Social Art Groups (SAGs), and Artist Studio Immersion (ASIs): Exposure to and participation in creative arts activities can be a predictor of well-being. All Activities and Sessions can be adjusted to suit groups of any size.

I am excited to learn more about your group and provide you with new creative tools for self-reflection and well-being. Join me in evaluating your needs and exploring your emotions. Let me guide you using some fun and insightful art techniques, whether it’s a way of feeling you’d like to want to share and empower eachother or just need a calming social activity.

I support your group member in reaching their relaxation and mindfulness goal by using expressive arts and self-reflective exercises. Self Reflection, Realizations, and Self -Love bring you closer to your ideal life. Be proud of what you create! Each session features a guided creative art activity and corresponding discussion.

We provide an inexpensive list of recommended art and craft supplies found at the Dollar Store, some of which you may already own.

As a Welcome, you gain access to our 20-card deck of Art Journaling Prompts so you can continue to be inspired on your Creative wellness Journey once your session is completed!

Some of our past In-person Groups have included clients and participants of:

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Older Adults 2022                                                                                        

Welland Heritage Council  Youth Group 2020                                                                                                                          

Niagara Falls Writers Festival Children’s Group 2019                                                                                                               

Niagara Parks-Rooted in the Garden Festival Adults 2019   

Folk Arts Council of Niagara  Children 6-13 2012-2016, 50+ group 2015, Youth and children groups 2017                                                    

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