Meditation Sunshine Coast

Mindfulness and meditation classes, programs and workshops for kids and adults to help cultivate physical, mental and emotional well being

Art Meditation Workshops

Create your own piece of art in one of our unique workshops, combining meditation and art techniques to connect to your intuitive expression.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

We also live in a society that encourages us to be energetic in our pursuits and promotes the belief that if we try harder we will find the formula for success. In some situations, this works. Meditative art, however, takes us down a different path, a more gentle, non-judgemental path that can involve self-reflection, patience and fun.

The link between meditation and art has a long, global history dating back to prehistoric times when people expressed their relationship with the Divine through cave paintings and the sculpting of goddess figurines. Carl Jung (1875-1961) used the art form of the mandala to psychoanalyse both himself and his patients and modern-day art therapists use artworks derived from meditation to enable clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

Meditation is a process that enables you to quiet your mind. It is in the stillness that you create the space for your intuition to emerge and connect to your true creative self. Meditation can also make you more mindful and more able to deal with negative self-talk that could be holding you back. When you use your intuition, there are no mistakes so no fear that you may not know what to do or may do the wrong thing. Paintings are allowed to emerge organically. The link between art and meditation also works in the reverse direction. That is, creating art can be the focus for entering a meditative state.

The partnership between meditation and art is truly a connection to a world of limitless creative potential....


Meditative Canvas Art Workshop

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In this three hour guided art activity there will be many decisions for you to make along the way. Decisions generally involve your rational mind and, to a greater or lesser degree, your intuitive self. Your rational mind will usually tell you to choose the sensible, economical item whereas your intuitive self may well prefer the sparkly, impractical version (i.e. those shoes :) ). At this workshop your intuitive self can be allowed to dominate - it is the decisions that you intuitively make that will ensure that your piece is a unique reflection of you.

There are no mistakes in the creative process - whatever you create was meant to be!


 

Affirmation Journals Workshop

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Affirmations are a statement of intent, used to establish a subconscious belief by repeating words and thought patterns. Using positive words, thoughts and affirmations can promote relaxation and healing and/or develop confidence and self-esteem.

Journaling in its many forms is a powerful tool to solve problems, bring clarity, get in touch with intuition or simply declutter the mind. Ideas can come in different forms - symbols, doodles, words.

There is almost a magical process when writing affirmations in your own hand. Something about the connection of your hand/pen to the page that evokes a powerful response (something that doesn’t come from electronic devices).

In this workshop you will take it a step further by personalising your own journal covers through creative expression. A precious place to keep affirmations, words and symbols that resonate with you.

Your teacher, Sunshine Coast jewellery designer, artist and creative pilgrim, Gillian Smith, has used many mediums from painting to metal work to express herself over the decades, as both an artist and teacher.

Michelle Eckles, owner of Meditation Sunshine Coast and qualified meditation teacher, will guide you in a grounding and then meditation to allow your creative energy to flow.

Energy exchange = $60 including all materials and afternoon tea.

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Affirmation-journals 

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Meditative Canvas Art - Sun 24th June - 1.30 to 4.30

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Meditative Art Workshop
Meditative Art Workshop
 

Affirmation Journal Workshop
Affirmation Journal Workshop