Do you lead a stressful lifestyle? Are circumstances, at the moment, overwhelming?
Is it getting progressively difficult to live in present time and make mindful choices?
Are you curious to explore new ways of looking? Have you missed being playful, carefree without self judgment?
You are invited to discover creative ways to support mental wellness. Creating art can lead to a better understanding of feelings and behaviours so that one can move on to solving deeper problems (stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, trauma,....).
Join our group in a playful setting where we sketch, paint and sculpt. Let your creativity flow and re-discover your "inner child". Use art in a safe space to create, reflect, become aware of emotions, freely express and experiment without judgment.
We passionately use art therapy to help our participants express and deal with stresses of everyday life, explore thoughts and difficult emotions. Art is not only a powerful healing approach but also a preventive measure helping mental wellbeing, self discovery and personal growth.
From the very first retreat, we contentedly observe how mindful creativity helps people discover and reconnect with what truly matters in their life.
No prior art skills are necessary to participate!
pick YOUR TREAT
build self confidence
ease stress and anxiety
promote creative thinking
return to the present moment
feel playful, carefree, judgment-free
create new bridges with the outside world
gain insights from verbal - visual integrations
"Arts for Health is a Creative Solution for Complex Challenges."
Niels Fietje of WHO, for the European Parliament,Culture Health and Wellbeing, 2022
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, October 2017.