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Art Journalling Workshops

Art Journalling Workshops

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  • Mon 29 Jul ’13, 9:30am – 11:30am


Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Dr, Takapuna


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Art Journaling with Jacki: $200.00


Art Journaling

Art journaling?
Creating an art journal is essentially the same practice as creating a personal dairy. Except that art journaling combines written language and creative activities. Visual journaling provides a gentle therapeutic process that enables insight,personal growth and understanding of self and others.

How it works
First we cover a series a series of techniques such as doodling, shapes, scribbling, drawing, painting, water colour pencils,collage, words, symbols and writing.

Then each week we'll work with specific exercise designed to bring about good self-care practices, personal growth, understanding, etc.

Opportunity for group sharing is provided but this is optional is is more around the process than the details of your work.

Should you require further support in understanding or reflecting on your work then a follow up counselling session can be made with Jacki.

No talent, skill or creative ability is required just an open heart and a desire for personal growth.
Workshops are held on the North Shore, Auckland.

Weekend retreats, country wide and international workshops available too. Workshops for adults and teenagers.

Individual sessions cost - $85.00 an hour.
Group workshops costs vary depending on numbers and venues.

Benefits of visual journaling:
1. Improved health - there are many stories about people who have cured physical illness through this process, if you want to know more. Lucia capacchione (http://www.Luciac.Com/) the creative cure written by two medical doctors Carrie and Alton Barron, the eloquent body by Dr. Dawn Garisch, care of the soul by thomas moore, researcher James W. Pennebaker, MD., Professor journal of the american medical association and research conducted by Joshua M. Smyth finding showed a significant improvement in chronic illness related to daily journalling to mention a few.

2. Reduced stress. The process provides a place to leave some of your thoughts and worries and to make sense of them. Also the processes of art making is therapeutic and holds meditative properties.

3. Stronger relationships - journalling about people who are close to you will help you know and understand them better and will put you in touch with your feelings about them.

4. Intuition and creativity - through the process of creative journalling you will find your inner voice and allow this to flow freely.

5. Improved self esteem and sense of self knowing - journalling allows us to see and understand what is important to us.

6. Better problem solving skills - journalling about problems gives your right brain an opportunity to use creative problem solving ideas.

7. Personal growth - as journalling is a means to express and create it will improve your congruency and integrity which assist in the alignment of wholeness and growth at a deep personal level.

8. Better organisational skills: the act of transferring abstract thought into a concrete form such as lists, shapes or mind maps helps with organisation.

9. Its fun - it provides a balance to highly structured demanding lives we lead and its healing.

10. Captures your life story - it is an autobiographical process. It serves as a record, which provides a place of honest reflection, were we can see patterns, changes and shifts.

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