Workshops

We value creativity & gathering together

We understand there is a creative wellspring in every one of us; when nurtured it guides and supports our emotional and mental wellbeing and offers creative solutions and direction in our life.

Being part of a group can be a valuable experience in a number of different ways that can enhance your wellbeing. We can become isolated by our busy lives and no longer feel a sense of belonging. Whether you are parenting, retired, over worked, lacking a sense of community, value or purpose or just want to have a new experience, it is within a group we often seek it.

Groups can be helpful in a number of ways and we are essentially social mammals who need connection. Creative groups provide a unique way of ‘being’ while in the company of others.  As we engage in your own creative process while in the company of others, it enables our authentic selves to come into community and relationship.  This can be deeply nourishing, settling and satisfying.

The many ways of gathering to facilitate good company, community and connection are on offer here at the Creative C. Whether it is group therapy for personal growth, self-reflection and support, or cooperative learning and engagement to learn a new skill or craft via a workshop, we aim to offer a range of group facilitation experiences to meet your needs and price range.


A healing arts journey

This course will embrace those beginning a spiritual journey and those with some experience.  “Steps” will take you into a sacred place of opening to divinity, finding your truth and beauty, and strengthening connection with your multidimensional nature. Participants will work with  understanding boundaries, forgiveness, and honouring opportunities in our life guised  
as challenges. Using a combination of colour healing, guided meditation and expressive arts, the processes will take you through a transformative and creative journey.

Janice Mandara is a professional creative arts therapist, facilitator, counsellor and trauma informed practitioner. She is registered with ANZACATA and has worked for many years with individuals and groups in variety of settings. Janice enjoys bringing psychological and spiritual wisdom together in her therapeutic and healing workshops.

Workshop Date/Time: Sunday July 10th, 24th, Aug 7th
 11.00am-1pm Please arrive at 10.45am in order to settle in

Venue:
The Creative Continium Upstairs @ 2/2 Colin Ave, Warrandyte

Workshop Cost:
$90 per workshop  
(3 Sundays) = $270
All art materials included
Enquiries and Register: janice@heartgateway.com

The Nourishment of Clay: The Felt Sense of Contact and Connection

This workshop will guide you through an exploration of clay and the felt sense (Peter Levin). This process aims to develop the felt sense of touch through the hands and to connect to deeper layers of you and your body. You will be led through a non-verbal mindful process, that will enable you to connect with the earthen, forgiving and yielding clay. You will be supported to find what touch, text, pressure, movement or holding feels nourishing and right for you at any given moment to slowly allow a 3D object to emerge. Reflection of the process will follow to integrate your experience.

To find out more about Tania your facilitator
www.integratedtraumatherapy.com.au

Workshop time: 2 hours
Cost: $110
        
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When: Saturday July 9th 
Time: 2-4pm
Where: The Creative Continuum 
Please register your interest via email tania@taniavirgona.com.au  with subject title Drawing for Regulation with recept of payment

Drawing for Regulation

Find your way out of stress and feeling overwhelmed by surrendering yourself to the process of Guided Drawing. The use of bilateral movement will support you to find your rhythm and connect to your authentic impulses to move stress and tension from your body and mind, to experience greater presence, stability and space. With drawing materials you will be guided to explore the experience of expansion and contraction, fast and slow, soft and hard gestures in your mark making and within your body. This is a wonderful method to discover and build your internal resources to experience greater capacity, resilience and understand where your choices, preferences and desire lies.

To find out more about Tania your facilitator
www.integratedtraumatherapy.com.au

Workshop time: 2 hours
Cost: $90
        
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When: Saturday 3rd September
Time: 2-4pm
Where: The Creative Continuum 
Please register your interest via email tania@taniavirgona.com.au  with subject title Drawing for Regulation with recept of payment

Image to Symbol – Expressive Play

This workshop guides you though the creative process to make an intimate book or set of cards unique and personal to you. It aims to expand your awareness while settling you into a mindful state of being. Based on Jungian psychology and Sena Frost’s Soul Collage, this visual journey will nurture your personal growth, strengthen your intuition and recognise your innate wisdom.

In whatever stage of life you may find your self, collating images into a personal artwork in the company of others is a joyful and rewarding way to nourish and expand your self-understanding for greater acceptance.

To find out more about Tania your facilitator
www.integratedtraumatherapy.com.au

Workshop time: 5 hours

When: Sunday September 18th
Time:
12 – 5pm
Where:
The Creative Continuum
Please register your interest via email tania@taniavirgona.com.au  with subject title Drawing for Regulation with recept of payment

Cost: $180
        
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No prior art experience needed. All sessions will guide you step by step through a creative process to connect with your inner experience.

Teas and coffee provided

All materials supplied

Please where comfortable clothing