I am currently loving teaching and hosting workshops at my studio in Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN
I can also take my workshops to other venues – do contact me for information
– Sound Baths for Relaxation hosted by Liz Pritchard £8
Wednesday May 10th 7.00pm – 8.15pm – special Full Moon version! £8 sorry this event is fully booked
Thursday June 15th Gong Bath 7pm-8.30pm see below £10 including refreshments – three spaces left
A chance to experience relaxation on a deep level whilst being accompanied by the therapeutic sounds of Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Crystals Singing Bowls and Therapeutic percussion such as chimes and rainsticks. This process allows the body’s systems to unwind and rebalance. Sound has been proven to facilitate a deeper relaxation and one that remains with the individual for a greater period of time than that of similar relaxation processes.
This session is ideal for anyone who may experience anxiety or stress, and also for anyone who would like to enjoy the opportunity for deep relaxation.
There are only 12 places available and so booking is essential
please email me to book
Celebrating the Seasons – Creative Art and Stories with Ana Lines and Clare Wassermann £30 per session
Four Seasons Workshops
– storytelling and painting days
Art that tells stories &
. Stories that create images
Explore the changes of the seasons through stories , colours and feelings. Spaces available
Summer – Sunday June 4th 10am – 3pm bookable individually
Autumn – Sunday September 3rd
Winter – Sunday December 3rd
email me on email@example.com to reserve a space
Monday May 8th Oil Painting with Wayne Attwood RBSA
A day to learn techniques in oil paint £22 10.30am – 4pm email me on firstname.lastname@example.org – SORRY THIS COURSE IS FULL
Friday May 5th 7pm – 9pm Mandala Yoga with Catherine Spruce – spaces available then every 1st Friday of the month
An evening of yoga, exploring relaxing movement, sequences and postures, practised in circle space – mandala yoga!
A soothing retreat, to nurture your body and inspire your heart and soul with flowing, mindful Dru Yoga. Find your still point, and connect to the peace within…
Cost: £15 Please book in advance.
Sunday May 14th 10.30 – 4pm Painting A Theory – Carl Jung – Art As Therapy with Hannah Boyd and Clare Wassermann – £35 a few spaces available
Taking Jung’s theories of art as therapy as shown in his writings and images in: “The Red Book” (Liber Novus) We invite you to listen to a short overview of Jung’s work and to take part in the discussion of its present relevance …What are your thoughts and experiences of art as therapy, does it have a place in contemporary society and how do you see it’s future?
You will then spend time using art materials make paintings inspired by his work….. guidance and encouragement from Clare and Hannah. No previous painting, art or philosophy background necessarily needed at all. It’s an interesting day of exploration and learning creatively.
Tuesday May 16th workshop with Clare Wassermann and Sarah Vernon (yoga teacher) – SACRED EARTH …. Movement and painting using imagery created during simple body, breath and mind work. – £35 spaces available
Unleash your potential and connect to your inner creative self. Working on good quality paper with a range of materials using inspiration. You may end up with something lovely to frame or just a new experience and enthusiasm to paint and draw some more.
We will use nature, the season and some yoga philosophy as inspiration.
A lovely relaxing artful day.
No experience of yoga or art necessary!
Thursday 25th May – Wet Felted Paintings with Kanj Nicholas 10am – 3pm £55 spaces available
“Come & Create” – wet felted paintings with artist Kanj Nicholas.
All materials included, however do bring along any interesting threads or yarns to weave into your paintings.
Do bring any images or sketchbooks as inspiration.
Refreshments provided and yummy cake!
Clare Wassermann Open Studio June 8th – 10th
Gifts, prints and originals available
along with other artists at Newhampton Arts Centre
This event coincides with the 42nd Wolverhampton Beer and Cider Festival
Thursday 15th June INVIGORATING GONG BATH by Liz Pritchard 7pm – 8.30pm £10 including refreshments
A chance to experience relaxation on a deep level, allowing the body’s systems to relax, rebalance and re-energise, accompanied by the therapeutic sounds of the Chau, Sun and Wind Gongs, and Therapeutic percussion such as shakers, rattles and rainsticks. Sound has been proven to facilitate a deeper meditative state and one that remains with the individual for a greater period of time than that of similar relaxation processes. This is a similar process to the Soundbath but many people have found the gongs more energising.
These sessions are ideal for people who experience anxiety, stress, negative beliefs, pain and for anyone who would like to enjoy the opportunity for deep relaxation.
After the gongbath there will time to reflect upon the experience and also there will be tea and cakes to everyone to enjoy.
This Gongbath event is being kindly hosted by the wonderful Clare Wassermann in her fantastic new studio. There are only 12 places available and so booking is essential which you can do by leaving a message here or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets are £10 and should be paid for in advance.
Bread, Love and Light Night. Women’s Evening!!! Monday 19th June 7-9pm
Power of the Bread
Bring your own favourite bread to share. It can be home- made or bought. The evening will be full of pleasure and discussion on the history of bread making and the free movement of people in its production. While tasting its richness. Is there a story behind your chosen choice of bread? Bring your own peace prayer for the world, or positive message. We will read these to each other and nibble on as many varied breads as possible. Relax, learn and nourish the inner life and strength of the women around you.
We will ask you to respond with your art and meet again on October to see what you have created. For artists and non- artists. The response can be open….
Hosted by Rachel Arnold
Mixed Media Artist : Poetry & Image
Suggested donation £2 towards hire of room.
Sunday 1st July 2017 10am – 4pm- spaces available – Creative Sketchbooks – Unleash Your Creativity – £35
A workshop to help you open up your creative soul and find a voice with paint in sketchbooks and on paper. This would be ideal if you have never painted before or you have plenty of art experience but suffer creative block and don’t know where to start.
It’s also a great way to learn to get into the zone – almost like meditation – and out of the chatter in your head!
A relaxed and introspective day to fire up your creative mojo. Please email me to book.
Friday October 6th – Medgel-‘Portrait of a Witch’ with Anne Marie Lagram
Medgel-‘Portrait of a Witch’ is a collaborative piece between visual artist and storyteller which will entice an audience to become involved in exploring the landscape and components that make someone be identified as a witch.Through quite challenging abstract art and witch related artefacts and with the guidance of the storyteller we will unpick together not only the story of Medgel, the Shropshire witch imprisoned in Mitchel’s Fold Stone circle, but be asked to explore our own thoughts and feelings about the historical and current issues of otherness, fear, prejudice, punishment and misogyny suffered by those called witch.
Anne-Marie Lagram is a visual artist and author of ‘The Country Wisdom & Folklore Diary’ which strives to keep alive some of the old wisdoms and ways and will be accompanied by either Sal Tonge or Amy Douglas (both well- known storytellers from Shropshire who are alternating the role of Medgel the witch).
It is anticipated the performance element will last 1 hour and that there will be an opportunity before and after to look at the artwork and talk to the artists over refreshments.
There is limited space for this performance so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to book a place. This is a free event.
Clare Wassermann Open Studio October 7th & 8th
along with other artists at Newhampton Arts Centre
This weekend also has The Pagan Fayre in the Gallery Hall (free) on the Saturday and Fun Palace (free children’s activities on the Sunday) – all free
Sunday 12th November MINDFULNESS For Self-Compassion Day with Keith Hackwood – £25 – 10am – 4pm
Mindfulness for Self-Compassion
“Rather than wandering around in problem-solving mode all day, thinking mainly of what you want to fix about yourself or your life, you can pause for a few moments throughout the day to marvel at what’s not broken. You”
― Kristin Neff, Author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
We know that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing, resilience and the capacity to enjoy life. In this workshop we will explore the meaning and purpose of self-compassion through discussion, movement and a range of mindfulness practices
What can I expect?
- explore ways of applying mindfulness to caring for ourselves
- consider the ways we get stuck in patterns and habits
- have a day of stillness and reflection
- develop and practice mindfulness skills
- cultivate calmness and relaxation
- meet up with others interested in bringing mindfulness to their life and community
- work with mindfulness trainer and psychotherapist Keith Hackwood
read about Keith :
Keith Hackwood is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and mindfulness teacher, and has practiced meditation since the mid-1990s, mostly within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Having worked extensively in the Western traditions studying elements such as Hermeticism, Kabbalah and Perennial Philosophy, Keith was drawn deeper into Buddhist meditation through his therapeutic training (in Psychosynthesis, through Synthesis Bristol, 1999-2003) and in particular through work with psychotherapist, meditation teacher and author Rob Preece.
Keith started teaching meditation in 2004/5 and has worked with Mindful Space since 2009 completing a teaching apprenticeship and co-facilitating courses with Vicki Worsley, before going on to run Level I and II courses himself.
Beyond Mindful Space Keith has run workshops and courses for a variety of organisations including Cardiff, Cardiff Met and South Wales Universities, within the NHS, and for housing associations, charities such as Barnardo’s and The Terence Higgins Trust, and businesses. Keith also developed two workshops for the ‘Counselling with Spirit’ group in South Wales (part of the BACP Spirituality division).
Keith lives and works in Newport with his partner Helen and young son, Kalden. Here he has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. He has extensive experience working within organisations, including universities, schools and prisons. Through his work as a therapist (and including much work using drama and movement therapy) Keith has developed approaches to using Mindfulness within a wider psychological process of growth and healing, rooted in a relational way of working.
An English graduate from Oxford University, and with an MA in Cultural & Critical Theory, Keith is interested in the cultural dynamics of Mindfulness as a phenomenon. As a writer and poet Keith is also interested in creative applications of mindfulness within the full range of expressive arts, and from the point of view of appreciating creative work.
Keith currently teaches on the undergraduate course in Complimentary Therapies at Cardiff Metropolitan University, focusing on Communication & Listening Skills for practitioners.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
(Please bring a packed lunch as the cafe is not open on Sundays)