Mandala Workshop (Cape Town)

Mandala Workshop

Thursday 9 August 2018 (National Women's Day)

This Mandala workshop is designed to help you relax and unwind and get into a space of being in the present moment through art, visualization and letting go of outside distractions in order to access a spontaneous, innate creative place within yourself.

A mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning 'sacred' or 'magic circle'. Mandalas have been used for centuries as part of a meditative and creative practice. Psychologist Carl Jung observed that his patients often spontaneously created circular drawings when they were feeling stuck or stressed. Jung also began drawing his own mandala's in 1916 and noticed that they corresponded with his feelings and thoughts, he soon realized that they were therapeutic, first to draw, then to look at and further to reflect upon. Mandala images emerge spontaneously (without needing any artistic skill) as a sign of change, transformation, wholeness, growth and a birth of something new.

In this workshop, we will create a safe space without judgment, in order to open up to our inherent creativity, a particular quality everyone has. You are in for a real treat!

Target Audience:

All Adults with an interest in creativity, mindfulness, self-reflection and exploration, healing, relaxing, being present, taking time-out from stresses of everyday life.

Absolutely NO art skill or experience is necessary to benefit from the workshop.

The Workshop includes:

  • Gentle visualization meditation as initial inspiration
  • Painting/drawing onto square mounted canvas boards with a choice of different art materials
  • Expert facilitation by Samantha Davis, registered Art Therapist with almost 20 years' experience
  • Voluntary group reflection or discussion after images
  • Refreshments

Workshop Details

Dates: Thursday 9 August 2018 (National Women's Day)
Times: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Sea Point, Cape Town

Note: This workshop may be facilitated in-house and adapted for existing groups / educators / teams / organizations upon request at convenient times.

Pricing

Cost: R850 (includes canvas board, all art materials and snacks)
Deposit: Full payment
Early Bird: R795 (for bookings before 30 June 2018 or for 2 or more people)

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Mandala Workshop (Cape Town) - Thursday 9 August 2018 (National Women's Day)

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“I grew more than I thought possible.”

- Alfred -

“For the first time in my life I have discovered my true identity and can now answer the fundamental question of who I am!”

- Nonhlanhla -

“The magic that Sam unleashes through her knowledge is beautiful.”

- Charmaine -

“An inspirational, wonderful, creative self-exploratory journey, Thank you!”

- Robyn -

“Thank you for a thought-provoking and inspiring class! You are a fantastic therapist with a very caring and compassionate approach to listening! You made each and every person feel important by allowing each one the opportunity to feel safe enough to open up! Thank you for that.”

- Candace -

“Sam, you are so experienced and it is evident in your facilitation. You are really good at your job and do it with such professionalism.”

- Meryl -

“The course went beyond my personal expectations. I came thinking that we would mainly be learning about Art Therapy, which we did, but it was a big transformational experience for me which I was not expecting.”

- Megan Main-Baillie (Honours Psychology Student) -

“The Art Therapy was a gentle, creative and fun way to build trust and deliver outcomes. It was enjoyable and an extremely valuable experience in our Strategy workshop.”

- Daniella: Business Connexion -

“I didn’t realize how much I NEEDED Art Therapy. It was like rain falling on desert soil. And I have grown so much. My heart feels alive again. I will be back!”

- Heather (Owner of a Montessori Nursery School, Degree in Television) -

“It was a time to forget about the problems and the world around me. Sam is a brilliant facilitator. Even though I was nervous, it was a time for me to reflect and to enjoy how therapeutic art can be. It calmed the storm that reigned inside of me. The Mandala Art Therapy workshop is like having a picnic next to a quiet river. You granted time to reach that point where you can become quiet and can experience the Universe.”

- Anonymous -

“A very comprehensive and thorough intro into Art Therapy. Covered a lot of ground in 5 days and left with a priceless manual and a warm glow.”

- Kat -

“It was the best week of my life, I learnt that I could always be happy as long as I was in a happy and comfortable space, and if I wasn’t I needed to create that space. I learnt that I was in control and all I had to do was to take charge and have fun and paint on a bigger board i.e. see the bigger picture. I am so grateful for the opportunity that came my way and that I was able to embrace and savor it.”

- Anonymous -

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