MINDFULNESS PAINTING

Experience

Who Benefits

Creatives, Therapists, Coaches, & Educators, at risk
for compassion fatigue and burnout.

Why Mindfulness Painting for
Creatives, Therapists, Coaches, & Educators?

Are you feeling tired, exhausted or burnt out?

Have you been looking for a way to slow down and connect back to yourself?

The fields of therapy, coaching and education often require working in high-stress environments that expose professionals to trauma and possible premature burnout.

By making an effort to meet their owns needs, these professionals can more ably maintain balance and serve others better.

In some professions, self-care has become an ethical issue, indicating professionals have an obligation to care for themselves. Without conscientious self-care, serious consequences can occur for the professional and the clients they serve including compromised mental and physical health.

What is Mindfulness Painting?

Mindfulness Painting Experience is a creative expressive art used to paint one’s inner landscape, support mental health, enhance clinical skills and provide self-care. As the painter practices mindfulness, they become present in their own internal process. This allows the painter to pay attention to their feelings, body sensations, emotions, and thought process. While painting mindfully, the painter learns to use the “Self” as an instrument to develop stronger intuition that will contribute to enhancing both clinical and life strategies.

Imagine spending time quietly connecting to yourself without any pressure to produce. You catch up with yourself by accessing your creative source. You joyfully explore colors, shapes, and textures. You lean into your body and give it the downtime that it’s been asking for. When your body experiences the expansive space that opens, there is room for more clarity, creativity, connection, healing, and transformation. 

 

Connect to your Creative Source

Imagine spending 3-hours each week for several weeks quietly connecting to yourself without the pressure to produce. No one is asking you for anything. You catch up with yourself by accessing your creative source. You joyfully explore colors, shapes, and textures. It’s like meditation with a paintbrush.

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Learn more about what we offer at Mindfulness Painting Experience in Reston, VA.

No Artistic Experience Necessary

The techniques taught are discovered by accessing and navigating your inner landscape. You bring curiosity, self-awareness, and presence to the experience. The wisdom to paint comes from your intuition and the willingness to take a dive into the unknown.

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Explore your soul’s journey with Mindfulness Painting Experience.

A little about me

Jody Tompros, CEO, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, & Intuitive Artist

If you have seen these two movies, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Moon Struck,” you know a lot about me. I grew up with a first-generation Italian mom and a Greek dad.

My passion has always been connecting with family, friends, and other interesting people to learn more about them and to listen to their stories. I was always curious about how families from different cultures than mine lived their daily lives and celebrated with different rituals. As I grew older, I became fascinated to learn how childhood experiences set the tone for one’s life journey.

After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social work, I spent the next 25 years helping people who came from complicated backgrounds. I realized at the core of families complexity is the power of love and creativity.

In 2007, I found intuitive art as a great source of comfort and creative expression during a difficult time. My mom had died from lung cancer and I was struggling to parent my son who has been diagnosed with autism.

Painting intuitively saved my life in many ways. I started taking classes with a local Reston artist, Judith Forst. Painting allowed me to express the inexpressible. I found so much peace when painting. Very quickly, I became passionate about the process of painting intuitively. I wanted everyone to know how to paint from their soul so they could experience peace and release their trauma.

In 2016, I decided that I needed to visit my maternal grandparents’ ancestral birthplace in Partinico, Sicily. I was almost 66 and ready to create the next trimester of my life. While in Partinico, I toured the island visiting my Nonnie and Popou’s old stomping grounds and looking for clues to other family relics. I also spent time painting and meditating. During that time, when I asked Spirit, what was next on my horizon, I clearly heard the call to teach process/intuitive painting.

So here I am, please join me as we all explore our soul’s journey with the Mindfulness Painting Experience: Creating Art from the Soul.

 

 

 

 

Abstract art Painting

Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality.

Abstract art Painting

Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality.

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“If you are looking to get more deeply in touch with your intuition while also feeding your soul, Jody’s course is just what you are seeking. I’ve learned so much about myself in her @mindfulness painting course. Jody has a way of asking just the right questions and prompts, and blends kindness and curiosity to create a safe space to explore your inner world.”

~ Justine Ickes, Creative Culture Coach