Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can become turbulent, and it can feel hard to center ourselves back into the present moment.
In times like these, mindful doodling can be a relaxing way to ease into a pleasing and undemanding creative moment. Using lines, shapes, and color, participants can transfer beneficial thoughts from doodled images to habits that enhance wellness during the pandemic and beyond. This activity can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on how you are feeling.
The great news is there’s no wrong way to do it! Simply show up and allow yourself to be curious about your process.
Choose a clean, comfortable area and gather pencils, paper, and other drawing materials you would like to use.
It can be helpful to first take a pause to bring your thoughts into the immediate moment. Then, begin doodling. You can choose to draw shapes, lines, objects, or other elements – whatever you intuitively feel.
Now is the time to relax and draw your attention to the process. Try to notice how your body feels and release any muscles you notice tensing. Breathe in deeply and simply notice your thoughts. Try to let them pass on by instead of lingering. Remember to not judge yourself during any part of this activity.
Dropping into a creative mindful process can help you de-stress and reconnect with yourself and others in a safe and sacred space. You are encouraged to turn inward and explore creative play.
If you are interested in joining us on a guided journey through this process, we invite you to join our May Drop-In course (which is free to attend!). It’s on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Participants are welcome to join us online t0 examine the present moment contents of the mind through mindful doodling.
Learn more and sign up to join here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqce6rqDouGNGnwRCsL83qtDsEPCMnDpXn?_x_zm_rtaid=Ipn0LwZQSDOfeu6VDNwHIQ.1646322511192.fe0895238cbdd6377cbf82d76ddd7cff&_x_zm_rhtaid=878