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About You

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 createreflect, 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!

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 

With Art

"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.

The healing effects of art making

"I came with an open mind and left with an open heart"

"This retreat created the safe space to do the personal work each of us aspired to do"

Testimonials 2022

pick YOUR TREAT

 
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Saturday On-Line 
 

Nov 19, 26, Dec 3

Comfort with Art. Explore how art making and sharing can help liberate expression of difficult thoughts and emotions. Based on art therapy principles, these 1.5 hours sessions are open to everyone, no need of prior artistic skills to participate. Join from the comfort of your own home.

Europe and US timezones friendly.

90' / session. x 3 sessions

From:

90€

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Reset

May 27 to June 1, 

6 days

Crete

A 5-night creative journey filled with self reflection and insights. Draw inspiration from local artists and landscapes. In a safe space express difficult emotions and create space for new perspectives and beginnings.

From:

€ 1,880

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Reset

Sep 30 to Oct 5

6 days

Crete

A 5-night creative journey filled with self reflection and insights. Draw inspiration from local artists and landscapes. In a safe space express difficult emotions and create space for new perspectives and beginnings.

From:

1,880€

Scattered Paintbrushes

Saturday On-Line 
 

Jan 14, 21 and 28

Comfort with Art. Explore how art making and sharing can help liberate expression of difficult thoughts and emotions. Based on art therapy principles, these 1.5 hours sessions are open to everyone, no need of prior artistic skills to participate. Join from the comfort of your own home.

Europe and US timezones friendly.

90' / session. x 3 sessions

From:

90€

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Discovery

June 2 to 5,

4 days

Crete

 

A 3-night pampered stay in a picturesque olive grove estate to discover how art therapy tools can free expression from judgment and how the uniqueness of own creativity can lead to self discovery.

From:

€ 1,080

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Discovery

October 6 to 9

4 days

Crete

A 3-night pampered stay in a picturesque olive grove estate to discover how art therapy tools can free expression from judgment and how the uniqueness of own creativity can lead to self discovery.

From:

1,080€

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

“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
 
 

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

CH, Whatsup: 0041 79 600 11 64 

GR: 0030 698 5875 903