Antidote to modern living

"Another favourite I learned on an art therapy retreat in Crete is the technique of ‘mark marking’, where you use drawing, painting or collage to help you connect with yourself and what is going on in your life. You don’t have to be traumatised or ‘good at art’ to attend such holidays – just living in the 21st century.

Many retreats mix yoga and mindfulness with creative activities, from yoga weekends with art classes in rural Kent, and mindfulness with singing or creative writing in Devon, to adventurous yoga trips in Japan that include art forms such as tea ceremonies and flower arrangement.

Creative retreats spark real joy, and you’ll find a selection of recommended breaks that offer this below. Why not book one to get rid of the ‘shoulds’ in your life. Enjoy!"

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Psychologies, Aug 2018