A Level 1 Insight Introductory Workshop

art insight workshops

Creative workshops at Insight have been designed to utilise a mindfully creative process, using a variety of art techniques, to foster deep personal insights. Rather than thinking about an issue, participants will be encouraged to give creative expression to it. Creative methods encourage integration between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.

You will view the expression of your inner-landscape through mindful creativity, enhancing

  • Awareness
  • Compassion
  • Acceptance of ‘what is’
  • Non-judgement
  • A positive and encouraging self-concept
  • New insights that give clarity about your future direction

new courseEmbark on a transformative journey of self-discovery at our one-day mindfulness-based art therapy retreat. Nestled in the serene embrace of the Brick Barn in Grey Lynn, this retreat invites you to explore the depths of your authenticity through the expressive and healing power of art. Engage in guided mindfulness practices that pave the way for introspection and self-awareness, unlocking the hidden facets of your true self.

Through a carefully curated series of art exercises, you’ll tap into your inner creativity, allowing emotions and thoughts to flow freely in expressive and creative ways. This isn’t about artistic mastery; it’s about the therapeutic process of self-expression and understanding. Our experienced facilitator will gently guide you on this introspective adventure, providing a safe space for exploration and revelation.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, this retreat is designed for everyone seeking a day of rejuvenation and self-discovery. Embrace the opportunity to connect with your authentic self, fostering a sense of inner peace and empowerment that extends beyond the works you create. Join us for a day of mindfulness, art, and the beautiful journey of uncovering the true you.

date: Sunday 17th March – 10am-4:30pm

investment $200 includes art supplies

catering: morning and afternoon tea provided | lunch – BYO

who should attend

Anyone interested in expanding their perspective and exploring mindfulness, using creative processes. (No previous art experience is necessary; only a willingness to explore creatively).

what you can expect

A supportive, respectful environment, led by experienced therapist

Materials Include

  • A short overview of mindful expression using creativity
  • The majority of time for creative expression
  • Fun
  • Reflection exercises
  • Art supplies provided

Come and join us and learn how to rewire your brain for success.

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program format

1 full day, next date TBA


Saturday 10am – 5pm


Includes morning tea and afternoon tea. Bring your own lunch or visit a local cafe.

course includes

Art materials including one canvas per person

class size

Max 10


The Brick Barn, 83 Ivanhoe Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

course overview

A ½ hour introduction to mindfulness

A day of creative expression in a facilitated workshop.



$240 early bird closes 1 month before start date

10% discount if you bring a paying friend

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I’m not particularly creative or artistic, does it matter?

No art experience is necessary, rather than an art class this is a creative exploration of being in the present moment.

what people have to say

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training presented and found the theory and techniques very useful in broadening my professional
practice, as well as enriching my everyday life. I would highly recommend it to professionals working in the helping
professions or anyone with an interest in personal growth and development.”
LINEE, Clinical Psychologist
“It has been fascinating to learn about how the brain functions under stress, how this relates to an individual’s past and how it can be ‘reset’ to enable more positive outcomes for the future. Learning how to engage in the present moment instead of living in fear of the uncertainties ahead is a must, for any individual”
Deb, Graphic Designer
“The course is thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented. The trainers are wonderfully welcoming, sensitive and knowledgeable. They deliver the content in a manner that brings research and theory to life. I gained so much that I have been able to implement both personally and within my work. I recommend this training without hesitation. Go for it.”
JULIE, Occupational Therapist