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An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Art Therapy: for Wellbeing and Recovery

This course is open to qualified Art Therapists and Art Therapy Trainees only. Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy is a brief focused acceptance based treatment. It is an intervention, which is both psycho-educational, guided self-help and psychotherapeutic.

Saturday 24th of March 2018

10am to 17.00 (registration 9.30am)

Location:

24 – 27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

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The emphasis is on learning meditation techniques, creative expression of inner experiences and the provision of a reflective space. The approach uses the body and art-making as primary tools, rather than words. It focuses on the experience of the present moment, rather than exploration of the past.

Please bring your own cushion, mat and blanket on the day if possible and wear comfortable clothes which would be suitable for gentle standing yoga exercises. Chairs will be provide for people who prefer to meditate in a chair.

Gill Lock is a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist who has wide experience of delivering Mindfulness Based Art Therapy sessions for the NHS, both in the Mental Health service and the Learning Disabilities service. She also undertakes this work in private practice and is a British Association of Art Therapists approved private practitioner and supervisor. She has taught and practiced meditation for the past nineteen years.

Her meditation practice stems from the Buddhist tradition, beginning with Vipassana meditation, where she participated in 6, ten day meditation retreats, to establish a firm grounding in the practice. When the opportunity to study mindfulness and use this practice within the NHS arose, Gill undertook this 8 week training (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) followed by a 6 day Teacher Development Retreat – Level 1 and later, a 6 day Mindfulness and Individual Psychotherapy training, all run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University. She has recently completed the 7 day Teacher Training Retreat - Level 2, also run by CMRP.

Additional Information:

Employer funded BAAT Member: £130

Full BAAT member self-funded: £100

Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £80

Trainee BAAT member self-funded: £80

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members £50 (Please email info@baat.org to book, places allocated on a first come - first served basis).

Non BAAT member fee: £160 to book please email info@baat.org with your booking enquiry

Invoicing:

If you would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form Invoice Details Request - Event Booking.docx and return it to info@baat.org. If you would like to be invoiced and are not a BAAT member, you will need to create a BAAT booking account by registering via our website here http://www.baat.org/Create-Account. This does not incur a fee and is free to set up. Please include your registered BAAT number within your form.

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors: Gillian Lock

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