Learn To Be Present in the Moment Using the Arts (Mindfulness & Self Awareness)

Students will use the arts in a 4-week exploration of what it means to live in the present moment, to practice mindfulness and to become more self aware
Jocelyn Bates, MA, HHC
195 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

I'm an arts therapist who works intermodally, meaning I work with visual art as well as the performing arts and written arts.  I've been an arts therapist since 2002 and have worked with many children of all ages and all backgrounds.  I have worked with both adults and children to help them achieve a state of mindfulness in their lives both as a tool for their mental health and as a way to move through emotional and physical trauma.
There will be homework each week, some will be arts based, others will be practice based.  
Week 1:
paper, Scissors, pen/pencil/markers/oil pastels (whatever the student likes to work with!)
a journal with blank pages to work in ... or art paper ... but a few pages of it! 
board/cavas/cardboard (to create your portrait on ... some students may choose to work digitally on this!) cut images, glue, scissors, paint, markers ... each student may choose a different way to create their multi-media self portrait  

Week 2:
pen and paper, music that they connect with, calming music 

Week 3:
*large paper, I usually get a roll of paper!  you can get it on amazon has to be big enough for them to trace their body on, markers/paint/crayons/ pencils/pastels (whatever the student likes to work with!)

Week 4:
pen and paper
paint (water color is acceptable), canvas or paper to paint on, paint brushes, sharpies
oil pastels ... at least 8 different colors, paper

No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Jocelyn Bates, MA, HHCExpressive Arts Therapist (intermodal), Teaching Artist, Published Author, Holistic Health Counselor, Online ESL Teacher
195 total reviews
184 completed classes

About Me

I'm a Homeschooling Mama of 3, an Expressive Arts Therapist/Intermodal, Artist, Teaching Artist, Certified Meditation Teacher and Master Practitioner of EFT, Published Author, Actress, Poet, Spoken Word Poet and all around Enthusiast of Creative... 
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