Seeing the Butterfly - Calming the mind through Creativity with Fran Riley



I’m thrilled you are joining us on this creative adventure using creativity to promote relaxation, self awareness and emotional resilience. The reason for the title of this course came out of a conversation I had with a friend. I was talking about anxiety and said, “sometimes we’re so busy trying to tame the tiger that we forget to see the butterfly”, meaning the sweet and beautiful can be lost in times of stress. This course is for you if you want to quieten your chatty mind and be open to the wisdom of art, if you are curious about how art therapy works or if you would like inspirations and suggestions from me, a qualified integrative arts therapist.

What's included in the price?

There are six different chapters, Mandalas, What lies beneath, Symbols, Self Care Bingo, Cut out Poems and Safe Place Collage. In each chapter you’ll find: • a creative exercise • suggestions on how you might expand, or go deeper. • supporting art therapy theory • my process when doing the exercise • images to inspire you All with links to downloadable files to view or print

What you will need

You will need some basic arts materials, including watercolours, some collage materials and a journal. We will use a variety of techniques including paint, drawing, collage and writing.





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Hi, I'm Fran Riley, I’m a qualified arts therapist and professional artist with many years experience running art workshops. I’m passionate about creativity and it’s multiple uses for healing and communication and I feel privileged to be your guide in these courses. I will guide you through some art therapy techniques and share elements of art therapy theory as well as some of my own images and process in making them.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online