Workshops and Education

I have had the immense pleasure of presenting a number of workshop - both educational and therapeutic. Working with staff and in within communities to promote Art Therapy and encourage feelings of empowerment and well-being.

To commission a workshop don't hesitate to contact me on nina@courageousart.co.uk

Slow Stitch and Breathe online workshop

Due to the Covid crisis and physical distancing I was grateful to participate in an online wellness festival by Soul Stretch Events hosted at The Boathouse Creative studios.

In the workshop we took some time to slow down, meditate and stitch together.

• To claim our space and lean into our inner wisdom.

• Creating a space to form connections whilst being distanced.

• Encouraging thoughts around self care and promoting well-being though a therapeutic platform.

• Space for a deep breathing meditation.

• To develop a mindful practice that can be used in daily practice.



 

'I attended two of Nina’s online workshops that centered around paper and fabric collage. Nina connected the participants and held the space for creativity and reflection. Both workshops were inspiring and meaningful. Thank you so much for such a creative weekend'
~ SH M.A, AThR


Warrior Motivational Cards Online Workshop

Due to the Covid crisis and physical distancing I was grateful to participate in an online wellness festival by Soul Stretch Events hosted at The Boathouse Creative studios.

In the workshop we took some time to slow down, meditate and think together about what it means to be a warrior?

• Exploring our inner wisdom to inspire our expression
though collage and mixed media

• create space to ground ourselves and calm our nervous
system in times of anxiety, uncertainty and crisis.

• Suspending thought and judgement to lean into our intuition.

• Finding creative solutions to our issues and concerns.

• Space for a deep breathing meditation.

• To develop a mindful practice that can be used in daily practice.

Topic of the Month - Saint Francis Hospice Staff CPD

Delivery of a workshop to approx 20 members of staff on
'What is Art Therapy?'

• Purpose of the Learning Forum
• Sharing innovative projects and best practice
• Opportunity to showcase the work of individual departments to the wider hospice audience. The Learning Forum is a Hospice wide forum, not just applicable to the clinical departments.
• Opportunity to learn from each other
• Opportunity to better appreciate and value the work going on within the hospice and beyond.


 

“It was lovely to learn about the background of Art Therapy but also to learn about how it applies in practice. Your style of teaching is very warm and the stories/examples that you integrated were a

perfect illustration of the power and importance of your work …. we all felt safe.

The session was emotional, safe and so expressive. The art work and emotion that was elicited in such a short time was great. So, not only was it about the power of art therapy itself, it was also about your great skills as teacher and facilitator. A great session. I could’ve stayed there a lot longer.”

~ B.M - Head of Education. Saint Francis Hospice.

Hot Topics - Saint Francis Hospice Staff CPD

Delivery of a workshop to approx 30 members of staff on

'What is Art Therapy?'.

• To promote and encourage broader thinking around patient care.

• Connecting similarities and differences that may be felt when working with bereavement, as we engaged though the
art making.

• Encouraging thoughts around self care and promoting well-being though a therapeutic platform.



 

Mono print workshop - Newham Show

Responding to a call out for artists I was selected as part of a group of 4 to deliver a drop in artist workshop to approx 150 members of the community at a local festival in Newham.

The aim was to encourage connection and facilitate a creative language through a mono print workshop suitable for all ages. Also, encouraging transferable skills for parents to facilitate at home with their children or engage further in their own creative process to support their mental health.

Also encouraged the use of found objects and materials to use as printing tools. The prints were made on either fabric or paper to create patterns and images that helped to explore the diversity of the audience.

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