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Mindfulness Intuitive Painting As A Therapeutic Modality

  • Friday, August 17, 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Central Library 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201


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Presenter: Meredith McEver ( |

Category: 2
CE Hours: 1.5

Workshop Description: 

Many individuals have difficulty recognizing their emotions and/or difficulty tolerating uncomfortable ones. In addition, many individuals are easily derailed by unproductive thought patterns. Mindfulness Intuitive Painting provides a unique opportunity to increase skills in dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions as they arise, leading to a reduction in reactivity and suffering.

In this experiential workshop, you’ll participate in mindfulness meditation, intuitive painting, and discussions around increasing one’s window of tolerance, defined by psychiatrist Daniel Siegel as “the band of arousal within which an individual can function well.” Techniques from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy will be used.

This workshop is appropriate for any social worker regardless of experience. No experience or confidence needed in painting or meditation.

Workshop Objectives: At the end of this class participants will be able to:

  1. Describe their intuitive painting experience,
  2. Experientially understand how intuitive painting can help one decrease physiological arousal,
  3. Understand how intuitive painting can increase skills in recognizing and tolerating difficult emotions and thoughts,
  4. Understand how intuitive painting can lead to preconscious and unconscious material coming to the surface,
  5. List 3 intuitive painting guidelines.
Specific Agenda:

12:30  | Introduction

Mindfulness Meditation & discussion

Intuitive Painting Practice

Didactic presentation and discussion on intuitive painting’s impact on 1)one’s window of tolerance and 2) accessing preconscious material.

2:00 | Clean up
PO Box 711 | Garrisonville, VA  22463 | 202-478-7638 |

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