Penny Brohn UK

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Therapeutic Art Group

A creative and reflective space to support your wellbeing, facilitated by an art therapist. You will be guided to explore creative techniques for relaxation and self-exploration, at whatever level you are comfortable with. Discover the calming and uplifting benefits of artmaking, as well as the power of art to process and express thoughts and feelings. No previous art experience is required!

Each session will include a combination of creative grounding/relaxation activities, artmaking, and discussion. There will be no pressure to talk or share, but some time will be provided each session for those who want to engage in some sharing or self-reflection.

This is a six-session course, running on a fortnightly basis. You do not need to come to every session and are welcome to join at any point. Sessions will not be recorded (however if the course is repeated you may have the option to attend missed sessions at a later date).

Session themes and dates:

1) Calming mind & body through art (27th January 2022)

2) Experimentation and playful art (10th February 2022)

3) Expressive art: using images and symbols (24th February 2022)

4) Creative self-reflection: exploring needs and values (10th March 2022)

5) Mindfulness through artmaking (24th March 2022)

6) Developing your own creative self-care practice (7th April 2022)

 

Please see the list of materials needed for each session.

Session 1 – 27th Jan 2022 – Calming mind and body through art

Materials needed:

– Paper

– Pens and/or pencils (including colours if available)

– Old magazines and/or newspapers, leaflets, book pages

– Scissors

– Glue stick

Optional materials/if available:

– Watercolour/acrylic or any other paints and paintbrushes

– Any other drawing materials

Session 2 – 10th Feb 2022 – Experimentation and playful art

Materials needed:

– Paper

– Pens and/or pencils (including colours if available)

Optional materials/if available:

– Watercolour paints or ink

– Poster/acrylic or any other type of paint

– Paint brushes

– Masking tape

– A small piece of cardboard (or an old bank/ID/membership card)

– Clingfilm

– String

– Toilet roll

– Salt

– Tissue paper (e.g. Christmas cracker hats/crowns)

– Small amount of dry wax (e.g. tealight or birthday cake candle)

Session 3 – 24th February 2022 – Expressive art: using images and symbols

Session 4 – 10th March 2022 – Creative self-reflection: exploring needs and values

Session 5 – 24th March 2022 – Mindfulness through artmaking

Session 6 – 7th April 2022 – Developing your own creative self-care practice

Materials needed:

– Paper

– Pens and/or pencils (including colours if available)

– Old magazines and/or newspapers, leaflets, book pages

– Scissors

– Glue stick

Optional materials/if available:

– Watercolour/acrylic or any other paints and paintbrushes

– Any other drawing materials

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that everybody should have equal access to the practical, emotional and social support they need to live life as fully as possible with the impact of cancer.
These sessions are made possible by your generosity. They are run entirely on a donation basis. There are no set charges, we simply ask you to give what you can - if you can.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about how to join the session.

We use Zoom for our online sessions. You can download Zoom for your PC/Laptop or find it on iOS App Store or Google Play.

Zoom have created a video and guidance on joining a session.

For the comfort and safety of everyone joining our online groups we have a few room rules we ask everyone to observe.

  • Try and arrive on time for the start of the session if you can, if you do join late please mute yourself on entry to avoid disturbing others.
  • In general it makes for a better group experience if people can see each other, but do feel free to turn your video camera off if you are not feeling up to being visible that day
  • Make yourself comfortable and join the meeting from your favourite cosy space, but if your video camera is on, please check what can be seen by others. Although pyjamas are fine if you’re currently bed-bound, do dress in a way that is appropriate for a group gathering.
  • Please keep yourself on mute unless you are talking, especially when there may be distracting noises in the background.
  • Take part in discussions and question-and-answer sessions, if you want to, but please listen to others and help the meeting host to ensure everyone has time to speak if they wish. The group lead may suggest using the hands up icon or typing questions into
    the chat box.
  • If group participants share personal stories and sensitive information, please treat this as confidential and avoid disclosing anything outside of the group without their permission.
  • Should a group participant share information that raises a concern for their personal safety, we will follow this up privately in line with our safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Technical failures and internet problems are quite common with online platforms, if the facilitator or another participant experiences problems please be understanding.
  • In the unlikely event that a group participant says or does something inappropriate in a session, we will immediately remove them from the room and may take further action.

Thank you.

Advice given by Penny Brohn UK does not replace advice given by your healthcare professional or medical guidance.

Online group meetings are not suitable for discussing individual medical treatments or concerns, please note that we offer integrative doctor consultations and other therapeutic support by phone or video consultation for Penny Brohn UK clients requiring tailored advice and support.

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