1-1 4 Week Express Connect through Art – Brush the Stress Away


Feel | Connect | Paint

Welcome to our transformative workshop therapy, where the power of art becomes a tool for reconnecting with your authentic self.

Emotion art therapy utilises the profound ability of artistic expression to delve into your innermost thoughts and emotions that reside beneath the surface.

In this nurturing space, you are guided and fully supported to unlock a new toolkit for release and self-discovery. Beyond the canvas, the act of creating art transcends boundaries, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

We reveal that painting is more than a beautiful experience; it’s a journey that positively impacts various aspects of life. Regardless of age, it encourages the freedom to express yourself without judgment, release inhibitions and fosters understanding and connection.

The sessions are fully tailored to explore your emotions through art, and utilises the visual arts for processing emotions to facilitate self-expression and communication with the goal of improving psychological wellbeing. 

*Under 11’s parent or guardian must remain present on site in vicinity for the duration of workshop, our relaxation room, our courtyard or taking a stroll on the estate is possible.


  1. Emotional Expression: Art provides a non-verbal and expressive outlet for emotions that may be challenging to articulate verbally. It allows individuals to communicate and process complex emotions in a creative and symbolic manner.
  2. Stress Reduction: Engaging in art-making can act as a stress-reliever by diverting attention from daily pressures and promoting a state of relaxation. The process of creating art can be meditative, calming the nervous system.
  3. Self-Exploration: Through the creation of art, individuals can gain insights into their thoughts, feelings, and subconscious mind. It encourages self-reflection and a deeper understanding of one’s inner world.
  4. Empowerment: Art-making provides a sense of control and empowerment, allowing individuals to make choices and express themselves authentically. This empowerment can extend beyond the art session into other aspects of life.
  5. Catharsis: The act of creating art can be cathartic, helping individuals release pent-up emotions and unresolved issues. This emotional release contributes to a sense of relief and mental clarity.
  6. Enhanced Communication: For those who may find verbal communication challenging, art offers an alternative form of expression. It can improve communication skills and provide a bridge for individuals to convey their experiences.
  7. Boosted Self-Esteem: Successfully completing art projects, regardless of perceived artistic skill, can boost self-esteem and confidence. It emphasises the process over the end result, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
  8. Coping Skills Development: Emotion Art Therapy equips individuals with healthy coping mechanisms. It encourages the development of adaptive strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges as well as improving concentration.
  9. Improved Mood: Engaging in creative activities stimulates the release of endorphins, promoting a positive mood. The use of colours and artistic expression can contribute to an overall sense of joy and well-being.
  10. Connection with Others: Group-based Emotion Art Therapy sessions foster a sense of community and connection. Sharing and witnessing others’ creative processes can create a supportive environment for emotional exploration.

Emotion Art Therapy, with its diverse benefits, is a holistic approach that recognises the inherent connection between artistic expression and emotional well-being. It provides a unique avenue for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.

Instructor / Therapist Bio

Julie’s journey from the corporate world to education highlights her passion for helping others and making a difference in their lives. After working in sales and marketing for many years, she transitioned to education and training of young people and adults, eventually becoming a Deputy Head specialising in pastoral care. Her experience in supporting students and their families through challenging times such as substance abuse, mental health struggles, and financial difficulties has taught her the importance of authentic connections.
Recognising the value of building meaningful relationships based on truth and care, Julie started the Art of Connection with a former colleague. Through this initiative, they aim to support people in connecting with themselves and others, helping them embrace their most authentic selves. This can contribute significantly to personal growth and happiness. By offering guidance, workshops, and resources, the Art of Connection helps individuals develop the skills and understanding needed to form genuine connections with others, leading to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

It’s inspiring to hear about Rosie’s passion for helping people and how it has led to the creation of “The Art of Connection.” The power of human connections cannot be overstated, and it’s heartening to know that there are people out there dedicated to helping others experience that same sense of connection and fulfilment.
Art is a unique and wonderful way to express emotions that cannot always be captured in words, and it’s amazing to hear how it has helped you personally. It’s true that sometimes during tough times, we need to rely on our connections with others to get through them, and art can be a valuable tool for understanding and connecting with ourselves.

“The Art of Connection” is a truly transformative experience, one that can deepen relationships and foster understanding between loved ones. It is a space where people can come together to explore the power of art and connections, and we hope that many will be able to benefit from this wonderful initiative.

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