Meditation and Mindful Drawing

There is a calm place that we can access when we carve out the space.

In this place, time seems to disappear. Ideas seem to flow and the breath eases as we draw. 

As we return to the page again and again, and form simple marks and lines, something inside begins to open. A different approach to understanding, a deeper kind of listening, a gentler way of being.

Read out to find out more.

How Meditation Drawing Works

What happens in my Online Mindful Drawing Circle?

We exist in an interconnected web of life. We come together to share our desire to take time out, to slow down and to rest. We all create the magic that allows our marks, doodles and drawing to emerge on the page.  My Meditation Drawing Circles are crafted to allow for the greatest ease and relaxation.

The usual framework for each session is: We start with a short meditation that allow us to tune into our own sensations and bodies and recognise the energy that may be present in the transits. I then guide the session by suggesting repetitive mark marking or creative exercises. These drawing practices engage your brain in enough activity to keep you focused and concentrated, and the slowing and focusing on the breath allows the nervous system to take on a more parasympathetic or tranquil position. It feels so good when we are all in that state of relaxation – an opening occurs.

My Meditation Drawing Circles are about coming together in a supportive group environment. We sync our nervous systems and draw together. The workshops are carried out in person or online, so you can do it anywhere – office, library or home.  You can grab a cuppa, eat your lunch or simply take time out to engage in the drawing exercises. Each meditation drawing session is themed, often tapping into the natural world around us.

After sessions, participants often report feeling more grounded, more open to new ideas and more able to cope with the stresses of life. This gentle and effective technique is also a great alternative to those who struggle with traditional meditation.

What people say about Meditation Drawing Circles?

Jo's Story

I really enjoyed the session yesterday. I loved how you named all the ridiculous thoughts that might be running through our minds – like I’m not good at drawing ripples! And I loved how it changed from the meditative to the creative so effortlessly and wonderfully.

I’ve been through a big life change recently and bizarrely for me (someone who usually has a million projects on the go) I spent a lot of time colouring in. It seemed to be the only thing my brain could manage.

The doodling meditation feels like a lovely transition to something a little more creative yet still absorbing and relaxing.

Colette's Story

“I have really begun to rely on my Meditation Doodling sessions in the week. It’s probably the only time I get to stop, take a pause and check in with where I’m at. The drawing exercises are so simple yet the repetitive element of them keeps me engaged. It’s like the part of my brain that worries endlessly switches off and I can find some time to just process. All sorts of things pop into my mind. By the end I’m reinvigorated for the day.”

Latest Workshops

Meditation Drawing series

Meditation Drawing Drop In

Navigating Change: Supporting Your Nervous System in Shifting Times​

No drawing ability required and no art materials needed. Simply bring a pen/pencil and paper and a cup of tea.

As we continue to feel the affects of constant shifts and changes to our world, how do we centre and ground ourselves so that we can navigate these changes as best as possible. A navigation of change that respects our own unique way of adapting and flowing with our own life force.

Each week, we’ll explore an aspect of the changing energies and planetary transits that influence our day to day living. Each session will involve a meditation or mindful practice alongside an easy creative exercise designed to allow us to reconnect to ourselves and recenter to our own truths. From here we can step back out into a changing landscape nourished and resources.

We’ll let go of the week’s busyness: breathing deep and tuning into our innate sense of wellbeing and wisdom.

We’ll come together to be in community to share our images, allowing the ease of mark making to soothe and calm the soul.  This is a great weekly tool to destress and build resilience.

Each session contains a short meditation or visualisation followed by a simple guided creative exercise. After the session, you will feel grounded, centred and ready to face the world again.

Drop In can be used for any class.

Price: €15

Meditation Drawing series

Meditation Drawing Weekly Circle

Navigating Change: Supporting Your Nervous System in Shifting Times

No drawing ability required and no art materials needed. Simply bring a pen/pencil and paper and a cup of tea.

As we continue to feel the affects of constant shifts and changes to our world, how do we centre and ground ourselves so that we can navigate these changes as best as possible. A navigation of change that respects our own unique way of adapting and flowing with our own life force.

Each week, we’ll explore an aspect of the changing energies and planetary transits that influence our day to day living. Each session will involve a meditation or mindful practice alongside an easy creative exercise designed to allow us to reconnect to ourselves and recenter to our own truths. From here we can step back out into a changing landscape nourished and resources.

Every Tuesday morning, we’ll let go of the week’s busyness: breathing deep and tuning into our innate sense of wellbeing and wisdom.

We’ll come together to be in community to share our images, allowing the ease of mark making to soothe and calm the soul.  This is a great weekly tool to destress and build resilience.

Each session contains a short meditation or visualisation followed by a simple guided creative exercise. After the session, you will feel grounded, centred and ready to face the world with an open heart.

8-8.50 am

Tuesday 14th May – 11th June

Zoom

Price: €70

Minimum group number is 8, maximum group 12. Course will not go ahead without required minimum participants.