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When words are not enough, or too much, guided art making, helps the exploration of challenges, limitations, dreams and hopes.

We believe that everyone can paint, draw, use clay, dance and sing.

Skill is not important when expressing your inner world creatively.

 

ABOUT YOU

Looking to gain emotional clarity, creatively

Seeking new perspectives to deal with hopes, dreams, challenges and limitations

Wanting to activate your imagination, self-reflection, and observation 

Open to share personal narratives within a group

Looking for a circuit breaker from daily routine

Having curiosity and courage to playfully explore with art materials

NO ART SKILL REQUIRED TO PARTICIPaTE

Artful Retreats Oct 2023

expect to

Discover or reawaken your creative joy

Find InspiratioN for change making to address hopes, dreams, challenges or limitations

Learn how creative tools can support your emotional wellbeing

get A sense of belonging within a respectful and supportive group

 

create New friends

Feel playful and free

Colorful Circles

HOW does IT WORK?

Based on art therapy principles

Safe space

 

Small groups

 

Non-judgmental guidance and skilful management of group dynamics

Playful and creative

 

Intuitive art making leading to thoughtful reflection 

Person-centred, trauma informed

Self discovery through questions asked via the art

If these dates do not fit please subscribe to our newseletters with upcoming events.

From Hippocrates to Neuroscience

Art in the form of theatre and music were prescribed together with sports, diet and herbs as part of a toolbox of medical remedies and interventions in ancient Greece.

Fast forward couple of thousand years and the belief stays firm. Evidence from 3,000 studies about the positive impact of arts in health was presented  by the World Health Organisation in 2019. Canada and UK's health systems prescribe free visits to museums as a way to help people suffering from post trauma, anxiety and stress. Dance, music and painting are among the most used art therapy techniques.

Modulation of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin (involved in mood, sleep, digestion, bone health) and cortisol (known as the  primary stress hormone), as well as decrease of inflammation, together with promotion of neurogenesis and new neural connections are among the first findings of the positive effects of culture in mental health and health overall (WHO, 2022).

"Artful Retreats are unique in mental wellness travel"

The National Geographic

your art your way

"Arts for Health is a Creative Solution for Complex Challenges."
Niels Fietje of WHO, for the European Parliament,Culture Health and Wellbeing, 2022

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

CH, Whatsup: 0041 79 600 11 64 

GR: 0030 698 5875 903

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