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Mindful Painting

(This is a hosted workshop*)

The personal power that grows from being in the present moment

Introduction

Mindful Painting is essentially about paying attention to your experience while you paint instead of focusing on the end product (the painting). It is a tool for developing mindfulness and a journey in self-discovery facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Painting in this way encourages us to move from our head space into the space of the heart because when we paint in silence, there is the flow of energy for things to be deeply felt allowing us access to emotions and thoughts we may have buried and kept hidden. Getting there gives rise for change to happen, and healing may ensue. Techniques and expertise are not of importance; there are no mistakes, and no painting experience is necessary. We all start with a beginner’s mind.

Although Mindful Painting is not art therapy, the experience itself can be very therapeutic. Participants commonly speak of a deeper connection to themselves and a greater acceptance of their experiences. When one is open to growth and being able to face one’s fears (and judgment), it inevitably leads to joy and a sense of accomplishment.

Objectives

This programme is aimed at stress reduction, being in the moment, healing, self-nurturing and creative expression.

Benefits

Through painting, you have an opportunity to play with your inner child, tame your inner critic, listen to your intuition and most importantly get to express what can’t be said in words. Other benefits include:

  • develop an inner stillness and focus
  • create without analysis or critique
  • feel supported without judgment
  • develop confidence by working through blocks


Course content

Participants are given a short introduction on a specific theme for each session before they paint in silence for about 75 minutes. Thereafter a group sharing is facilitated for about 45 minutes. 

Biodata of Facilitator

Thang Mee Yuen is a clinical psychologist who is also trained in therapeutic play skills by Play Therapy International, UK and a certified trainer in emotional literacy accredited by Sophia College, Western Australia.  She is experienced in conducting psychometric assessments and working therapeutically with both adults and children in both public hospitals and private settings. 

Besides working one-on-one with her clients, she also facilitates a wide ranging workshops for self-growth and parenting for adults, and teaching mindfulness principles to children and adolescents. A firm believer in life-long learning, Mee Yuen has been learning and exploring alternative ways for self-growth and spirituality. Professionally, she is particularly interested in combining cognitive behavioural approach with expressive arts in conflict resolution, grief and loss, and empowerment.

Programme details 

Facilitator  Ms Thang Mee Yuen 

Who Could attend   Suitable for ages 16 & above

Pre-requisite course  None

Program dates are on every third Sunday of the months from July-Nov 2017, totaling 5 sessions as follows:

Sundays, 16 July, 20 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 19 Nov 2017

Time
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Course Fee (to be paid to facilitator directly)*

RM600 per participant for 5 sessions; includes painting supplies
RM1,100 for two participants

Please register and make payment to the following bank account.
Maybank 5123 8912 4884 (Account name: Thang Mee Yuen) 

Facilitator's email address   mythang@gmail.com
 
Contact Person  Soo Lan – 017-293 3699

Venue   WISE Centre at Kelana Jaya


*This workshop is managed and organized by the facilitator. It is not sponsored by WISE except for providing the venue space at the centre for the workshop to be held. As such, the course fee requested for this workshop is to be paid directly to the facilitator and NOT to WISE.