Third Saturdays: CREATIVITY AS A REMEDY — Free Basic Therapeutic Art, Meditation & Journaling Series

FIRST UP JUNETEENTH — Adinkras & Fire Breath Meditation!

Six free sessions for ages 10 through adults! Learn to use creativity as a tool to relax, reduce stress and get beyond the climate of fear.

Self-exploration through movement, meditation, and color.

Perfect for Individuals, Families, Groups — Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors.

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Instructor Jewell Singletary
Dates Third Saturdays: Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20.
Time 10:00 to 10:30am EST
Level No experience necessary
Cost Free
Ages 10 years to adults and seniors
Location Live Online Zoom.

Participants are guided through gentle upper body tension release movements, meditations, and an interactive art activity. Every session ends with an open share and space for questions and comments. 


Supplies you’ll need: Notebook or paper, pencil or pen, and crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

Stand-alone classes: As each class is a specific topic, you can choose to come to as many as you like.

Recordings Available: Free recordings of each Live session will premiere at 10am EST the following First Saturday of each month, so if you miss a Live session you can find it on the NCMC YouTube Channel. (No registration required.)

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TOPICS

Session 1 • June 19 • ANCESTRAL ART | Includes • Skull Shining Breath/Breath of Fire Meditation • Drawing hieroglyphics and adinkra symbols.  • Writing what each adinkra symbol means in your life. 

Session 2 • July 17 • SOUND & SHINE | Includes • Sound Bowl Meditation • Drawing sun rays with self at the center • Writing affirmations flowing outward from the center sun.

Session 3 • August 21 • LION’S BREATH | Includes • Lion’s Breath Meditation • Drawing your crown • Writing what you would like to have fill your crown with abundance in the next season.

Session 4 • September 19 • FLEXIBLE & FREE | Includes • Body Scan Meditation • Drawing a stack of birds • Writing what it means to have wings and be flexible and free.

Session 5 • October 17 • RELEASE & REPLACE | Includes • EFT Tapping | Drawing teacups with steam releasing • Writing what you want to release with the steam and what you want to fill your cup with instead.

Session 6 • November 21 • GROW IN GRATITUDE | Includes • Gratitude Meditation • Drawing floral/nature plant life • Writing what you are grateful for past, present, and future.

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BENEFITS

The top three benefits of creative practices are that they can increase resilience, lower stress, and improve mood and mental clarity.

Research shows a consistent meditation practice increases the “feel-good hormones” dopamine and neurotransmitters like serotonin. Over time, the prefrontal cortex portion of the brain thickens which contributes to retention of positive thoughts and deflection of negative ones, and the amygdala shrinks and eases our “fight, flight, freeze” stress response.

Writing, coloring and drawing activates a part of our brain called the RAS — this helps to strengthen our focus. Working with color helps to stimulate the limbic system portion of the brain which rules emotions, feelings and memories.


INSTRUCTOR BIO-NOTE

Jewell Singletary is a creative entrepreneur, educator, and multidisciplinary artist.  She specializes in performance and textile art as well as holistic wellness videos and digital documentary films. Through teaching and creating, Jewell inspires her community to utilize art, music, movement, and meditation as healing tools to achieve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. 


A free community service program of Newark Center for Meditative Culture.

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