Terrarium Making for Self Care

Terrarium Making for Self Care
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Facilitated by Amanda Scott Art Therapy

Terrariums are living ornaments, bringing life, meaning and imagination to your environment.

Using the creative process to explore your inner world and what is meaningful, you are invited to create the terrarium to represent what nurtures you. Take home with you a landscape reminder of what sustains you, nurtures you and brings meaning to your life. In a supportive environment, we will curiously explore, create and share.

This workshop will take you through the basics of making an open terrarium, offering the technique and process of its creation, and suggestions in its design and adornment using natural materials, pebbles, clay figures, and more.

You are invited to bring anything you want to use in your terrarium in addition to what is provided, for example, small figures, trinkets or symbols.

You will learn how to make your own terrariums from this day onwards, from the technical aspects of what layers to build on to ensure a long life for your terrarium, all the way to creative inspiration and ideas for making your own little world. You will be able to take home with you what you create, including all the materials and many meaningful symbols, moments and connections.

- Have some relaxed, fun, art making time!
- Get to know some other funky terrarium loving Melbournians.
- Create something meaningful to remind you to nurture yourself in this busy, fast paced modern world
- Discover something new about yourself, your talents, and what is meaningful for you
-Leave with something new, inside and out.

Abbotsfords Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Vic

Concession $85 / Full $100
Plus your choice of terrarium making materials on the day Small $25/ medium $35/ large $50

This unique group is limited to 8 places, so get in quick. The possibilities for learning, expression, and movement in your life are endless. If you have never tried art therapy, give it a go. No artistic talent required. If you are experiencing financial hardship and want to attend, please contact me to discuss options.

Art therapy can allow you to connect with the creative process through meaning-making, symbolism and attending to the present moment. In this process you may discover insights into your ways of being, patterns and what is meaningful to you, and make decisions moving forward that align with your preferred ways of being.

Amanda (AThR) is a Qualified Arts Therapist, registered with Holistic Therapies Australia. Amanda has over a decade of facilitation experience exploring a range of issues and has found that connection is where healing happens. Amanda's approach uses components from the MIECAT Form of Inquiry, transpersonal paradigm, positive psychology and is a strength and empowerment based approach.

Stephanie Darling is a Facilitator for the Reach Foundation, running programs, training and camps for young people across Australia to empower them to fulfil their potential and dare to dream. Steph has explored many forms of creativity, including making many terrariums for friends, family, and now as her own business. Steph will be offering her technical and creative skills in terrarium making to assist us to use this creative process to connect with your own creativity and self nurturing.

"Amanda and Steph, this was a faboulous workshop. I didn't know what to expect - it was above and beyond my expectations. It flowed well. The process was enjoyable and fun. A great interactive, fun and creative process led by two delightful facilitators! 10/10. It was all great: the time, the music, the breaj, the instructions, the process, Congratulations!"
Sandra, 2016

"Really well thought out with great focus, I love the interaction in pairs - so warm and friendly. A lot packed in the one afternoon. I really enjoyed the focused workshop that had me think more deeply about the connection to making a terrarium. Thank you!" Vicki, 2016

"It was a beautiful way to spend an afternoon and do something nurturing myself. It was also really affirming to know I can make one of these! I had a relaxing and enjoyable experience making a terrarium. Thank you"
Wendy, 2016

"My experience of the workshop was one of creating something I didnt know about until 3 days ago, I am growing & creating! To nurture is the best place to be. 'From little things big things grow'" Mary, 2016

"I came to the workshop to have some ‘me’ time, and to challenge the ‘I can’t’ and increase my self awareness. I really enjoyed creating my sanctuary. Today was fantastic. I now have a reminder that I am capable, and I have something to take home with me and remind me. Thank you for supporting me and creating a safe place for me to explore things I find difficult. I felt creative!"
-Treena, 2017

"The terrarium workshop inspired to create more -I loved the metaphor of layers. It was a great combination of reflection, connecting with others and making. What a great sensory experience. I am really looking forward to the stories, transformations and change that are still to come from my terrarium. Thank you, I really enjoyed the exploration, surprises and combination of activities."
-Sarah, 2017

"I came along to connect with myself, learn something new, enjoy others in a relaxing space, a day with no demands. Thank you, achieved! I found that I can enjoy myself creating something with natural elements. It was such a lovely balance. If you are thinking of coming along, definitely do it! Amanda and Steph were great facilitators and that made it most enjoyable. I’m walking away with a great experience and 2 beautiful terrariums that I’ve made. I feel proud and I’d like others to feel that too. Thank you!"
-Emma, 2017

"Amanda and Steph you were very approachable and guided us through the process well. I especially enjoyed the visualising and then the drawing exercise, this resonated with me and was something I have never done before. I enjoyed creating a beautiful reminder of the fact that self care is not self indulgent. I discovered that I CAN do mindful activities. That perhaps I need to do lots of NEW things to engage myself and quiet my mind. Thank you so much!"
-Chelsea, 2017

"It was great to stop and rest, have fun, be creative and learn to make a terrarium. I now have a nice reminder about self care and I loved that there was this focus/process. I highly recommend this workshop, it’s a must! A great opportunity to stop, rest and remind. It’s fun. You get to take away a terrarium and the knowledge of how to make one. You legends! Great work. Fantastic facilitators, friendly and approachable. Thank you! 🙂"
-Anonymous, 2017

"I came to the terrarium workshop to learn mindfulness, make a terrarium and have fun. I gained all of these things and also learnt about self care, being myself and I have gained confidence in myself. This was a great workshop. I’ve come away with a positive mind. It was lots of fun, I enjoyed every minute! Thank you."
Caitlin, 2017

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