Making Space – Art and Mindfulness for Wellbeing

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Date(s) - 10 Nov 2018 until 11 Nov 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Luther King House


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This workshop will run Saturday 10th 9.30 – 5.00 at the Friends Meeting House in Eccles.

Facilitator: Cathy Fortune
Fee: £75

Art can help us connect to our sensory experience, stimulate our curiosity and encourage reflection.

Looking at artworks can help us increase our observation skills, notice the stories we construct around them, and connect with the emotions they inspire.

Engaging mindfully with a creative activity can provide us with a rich opportunity to view our judgements and notice what it may be like to respond to these with kindness.

This workshop will explore a variety of ways to use visual arts practice as a way of supporting the teaching of mindfulness skills and concepts. Through a range of creative mindfulness practices, we will explore how art can help us to unpack our experience and facilitate conversations around mindfulness and wellbeing.

You can get an idea of ways that art and mindfulness can be integrated through the work Cathy has been closely involved in at the Manchester Art Gallery. The team she is part of at Manchester Art Gallery is at the forefront, nationally, of engaging with the wider community through art-based mindfulness projects.

She is also a leading member of the Start 2 team supporting recovery for people with mental health issues through mindfulness based approaches including mindfulness approaches using visual arts and photography.


This workshop is open to any professionals who have some familiarity with mindfulness or related approaches. It is NOT a requirement that those attending the workshop are mindfulness teachers – but some basic familiarity with mindfulness is necessary as there will not be time on the day to cover a basic introduction to mindfulness.

Professionals from a range of backgrounds are welcome – therapeutic, educational, health and social care etc.

The visual arts practices explored on the day can be adapted to integrate into a wide range of therapeutic, educational or supportive professional approaches.


If you have any queries about whether you are eligible to attend the workshop please get in touch.



Please use the Eventbrite booking process for this workshop to make a preliminary booking via the ‘free’ preliminary reservation ticket.

We will then contact you with details of how to pay the deposit for a firm reservation.


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