Do you lead a stressful lifestyle? Are circumstances overwhelming at the moment?

Is it getting progressively difficult to live in present time and make mindful choices?  

This creative mental wellness retreat is based on art therapy techniques and will help rejuvenate body and soul.

According to World Health Organization, while physical exercise has a positive impact on our physical health connecting with Arts improves Mental Health. The same way we take preventive action for physical health is necessary to look for ways to also promote and maintain our good mental health.

 

Join our group in a playful setting where we sketch, paint and sculpt after morning yoga.  Let your creativity flow  and re-discover your "inner child". Use art therapy techniques in a safe space to reflect, become aware of emotions, freely express and experiment without judgment.

 

You don’t have to be “good at art”, and you won’t learn how to draw or paint.  Every retreat shows that there’s an artist in each of us.  Simply allow the artist in you to discover and express freely emotions and thoughts.

Health is the state of complete Physical, Mental and Social well-being. Promotion and Prevention in Mental health is as important as is for Physical health. Health is a Dynamic Process at its core and is about having the capacity to Self Manage physically, mentally and socially.

 

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. World Health Organisation presented evidence from over 3,000 studies of how connecting with Arts is having a positive impact on health. Canada and UK's health systems prescribe free visits to museums as a way to help people suffering from post trauma, anxiety and stress.

 

In Artful Retreats we passionately use art therapy to help our participants express and deal with stresses of everyday life, explore thoughts and difficult emotions which unexpressed could lead to trauma. In these retreats we look at art therapy not only as a powerful healing approach but also as a preventive therapy helping wellbeing, self discovery and personal growth. Time and time again we, as art therapists, observe how mindful creativity makes people connect with what truly matters in life.

Our retreats are unique in wellness travel and with every group we meet new fans of our approach.  Friends for life who find positive change through these little escapes.

The healing effects of art making

«Health is a Dynamic Process which depends on our capacity to Self Manage. Connecting with arts is not a matter of skill. It is a matter of choice to support a good health» 
World Health Organization, Arts Health and Wellbeing, 2019
 

pick YOUR TREAT

Discovery

Apr 2 to 5, Champery Switzerland

Discover how art therapy tools can free expression from judgment and how the uniqueness of own creativity can lead to self discovery. 

From:

€1,230

Reset

Autumn 2020, Sydney

Embark on a creative journey filled with art making, discussions and reflection. Draw inspiration from people and landscapes and allow difficult emotions to be released and reset.

From:

Discovery

May 22 to 25 2020, Crete

Discover how art therapy tools can free expression from judgment and how the uniqueness of own creativity can lead to self discovery. 

From:

€980

Rejuvenate

May 28 to June 2, 2020, Crete

Embark on a creative journey filled with self reflection and insights. Draw inspiration from people and landscapes. In a safe space express difficult emotions and gain new perspectives .

From:

€1,380

“In the 21st century, culture will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century”,
Nathalie Bondil, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Director General
 
 
 

art guides

Penelope Orfanoudaki

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Romny Vandoros

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Huma Durrani

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