Think Purple Teens

There is huge focus at Think Purple for our teens . I feel that in this era things for the teens gets pushed aside. The focus at school appear to always focus on getting them JOB ready (whatever that means?) I am all about teaching EQ over the importance of IQ, our teens these days need to put much more attention on  their  inner world of self worth and self esteem and create a passion for building positive emotions from the inside as opposed to portraying an image on the surface that seems to fit what society and their peer groups deem as normal and acceptable. Being unique and standing out amongst the crowd is of paramount importance, in this overly competitive world.

Throughout the year i run a few different courses and workshops for them ..the staples that i run weekly are my Monday night and Thursday night teen sessions for kids aged 13 plus and my weekly sewing sessions for kids aged 14 plus . Both these regular classes are about problem solving and using their right hand brains to to think intuitively and trust that they have the answers in them themselves instead of another adult telling them how it is and how it should be done. Bindi and myself are there to listen and HEAR what they have to say and we work together to create projects that they have predominantly come up with on their own. this is extremely empowering for them and building a sense of pride in what they do can be so rewarding.

Below are the details of what runs regularly.

I also hold quarterly self empowerment weekend workshops with the assistance of other facilitators offering everything form meditation to yoga practice all focusing on mindfulness and building self love.

Teen Mentorships

Monday and Thursday Night Class

Monday and Thursday Nights 5.00pm – 6.45pm

By this age  kids  have usually been drawing and painting for a while at school and have usually grasped the basics of these disciplines. However as school life continues  art can sometimes be pushed aside for other studies and commitments, likewise they are told at school they have to paint and draw a certain way to fit in with the curriculum. when this happens the fun can go out of it, sadly leaving the student lost and bored in their once happy place of creativity.

When this happens kids lose their creative flair and their logical left brain thinking can take over and cause havoc with anxiety levels and stress .

This is why this teen group is vital for  giving kids a way to relax and unwind and keep their right brain thinking switched ON. I am passionate about the resilience that can be achieved through art making and as we get older it becomes even more important  to keep in the flow of creativity.

These session offer anyone from 13 years old upwards a relaxing and self expressive environment where they are free to explore their preferred medium . I offer everything from jewellery making and fashion, sewing, painting and drawing  anything goes. We listen to music, laugh and even order pizzas.! It is a space where they can really use their own minds to come up with projects. I have a beautiful and talented young lady called Bindi that  offer mentorship with the younger teens. (you can find out more about theme in the  about section above. We are even now discussing ways we can make and sell our craft at markets in the community and online using etsy and even instagram. and youtube. This is their world, so why not play in it and allow them to make money doing what they see others making money at., They will learn entrepreneurial skills, business skills , communication skills etc.  All they need to do is let me know what they might like to learn and I will resource it for them and together we can learn hope to make it work.

These are very casual sessions where they have the option of help from me if needing ideas and inspiration. I also know that some that come just want the freedom to express themselves their way and use my space and materials and ask for help as and when needed , i want them to be independent thinkers when it comes to painting and drawing it is important that  they are allowed to follow their own world of imagination

They will learn to be more intuitive with their art and follow the excitement not the over thinking path to art. The possibilities in life are ENDLESS when they keep working from the creative side of their brains and allow their imagination and intuition to flow.

All these creative skills are essential for their young minds as they go through high school. it is not just a   ” nice thing to do”  (believe me it is the most VITAL  thing any young person can continue to pursue). It reduces anxiety, builds self esteem , creates great problem solvers, gets them to think outside the box, and just so much more. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE  is what kids need to grow into confident happy positive adults not IQ’s !!

Today more then ever our kids NEED TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. The creative arts does this !!

$40 a session or a block of 5 for $150

please note the block of 5 sessions does not have to be used consecutively. Credit is ticked off each time they attend (they have 2 terms to use their 5 credits after that anything left will expire)

Please note this session is for anyone one that is aged 13 up, that wishes to come and explore and play with art materials that they don’t usually get time to use. The studio is a great place to come on a Monday evening for a couple of hours to unwind and relax with other like minded creatives.

Enquire about this workshop

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Hello, My name is Bindi

I have had two years of experience alongside Kay. This has refined and developed my teaching and wellbeing support skills.
Seeing the young ones flourish in their own creative ways has been a blessing I did not know could happen at my age. Art has always been a part of my life and my passion is to help others achieve their visions while also supporting and mentoring them with honesty and love.

My goal is to hold a space for others to be themselves and to help young people find their inner fulfilment in life. For some, Art is the catalyst for doing so and my part is to listen and support them.

I have been working as a support person for over a year which has been such a pleasure. It’s incredible to explore their inspiring ideas and see their creative growth.

I look forward to meeting and connecting with new people and of course making art!

And a bit about Bindi from me.

I would just like to say that I have waited 7 years to find someone that fits my vision at think purple hartspace so perfectly. SHE GETS IT!! At such a young age she has more knowledge than anyone I have met about how important staying balanced in our left and right brains is, especially for our mental health and She understands how the creative arts is the best way we can do this.

Bindi is the most beautiful earth angel who has the mindset of a person older than me! She has been gifted to me from my angels to help me on this journey at hartspace. It is more than just a place to paint and draw. It’s a safe inclusive space to allow everyone of all ages to be their true authentic, unique, and beautiful souls. Bindi allows our kids and teens to just BE and accepts them all as perfect beautiful young adults trying to navigate and fit into this world that is ever changing. She listens and helps them grow into themselves without judgement.

Bindi is a phenomenal artist (as you can see from the images of some of her work).

She shows the teens and kids new styles and techniques that differ from mine and therefore gives them a broader knowledge of how things can be achieved with both pencil pen and paint. Thankyou Bindi you are very loved .

Enquire about this workshop

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Self Empowerment Mini Retreats

NEXT ONE IS 19TH MARCH 2022

“Imagine yourself comfortable and happy in your body at school and with your friends. Imagine handling your emotions with confidence and ease, knowing how to call on your inner resources and creative spirit whenever you need to.
In these workshops they
💜Learn to quiet their busy minds
💜Bring difficult emotions into an inner stillness through simple meditation techniques
💜express themselves through art, movement, song and improvisation games
💜Learn some essential communication tools that will help them to improve their close relationships
💜Be held in the loving support of a group of their peers, enabling them to freely express all of themselves.
💜Change their relationship with their body and learn how to rest comfortably in the vessel that holds them
💜.Learn key skills to become more confident in themselves.

These powerful workshops come in several parts. Each time we offer different skills to help our teens build resilience and empower them to be all they can be. ART and craft is a big part of the day. using the power of our imagination and learning to follow our intuition is all part of the THINK PURPLE philosophy!

NEXT TEEN RETREAT IS 19TH MARCH

Teen Self-Empowerment Mini Retreat
“Imagine yourself comfortable and happy in your body at school and with your friends.”
(12 – 18 years old – High School Age)
This unique and interactive 4 hour teen mini retreat has been lovingly created to inspire, empower, support and calm our beautiful teens.
These uniquely tailor sessions for teens are designed to build self-esteem and encourage self-expression while developing simple tools and strategies to calm and balance busy and overactive minds. They will also get the opportunity to connect with like-minded, kind-hearted peers.
Finding stillness within leads to better sleep, stronger relationships, and increased self-awareness. Teens will learn breathing exercises and other simple strategies to bring calm to stressful and challenging situations they may be facing. They will leave feeling uplifted and with a brighter outlook and perspective about how to navigate teenage life.
When:
Saturday 19th March 2022
1pm to 5pmNSW
Introductory Price :
$80 includes all materials
WHAT TO BRING:
*Waterbottle
*Snacks
*Comfy clothing
*Journal/Notebook and pen
What will we be doing together?
*Ice-breaker activities to learn about each other and put everyone at ease
*Work with different techniques and strategies to help the teens let go of stress and worry including
breathing/mindfulness techniques
*Experience stillness and peace during our Guided Sound Meditation with Jodie
*Work with Affirmation Cards/Crystals/Gratitude Practices
*Mindfulness Walk and time in nature
*Creative fun with Kay
*There will be an opportunity to connect, share, reflect and laugh over afternoon tea.
*Connect with like-minded, kind-hearted teens
*Classes are held in a safe and intimate setting with experienced facilitators.
Phone/text to make a booking payment via bank transfer
Jodie : 0425 895 570
Kay : 0415611342
Your facilitators:
Jodie from Yin Empress Healing:
https://www.facebook.com/YinEmpressHealing
Kay from Think Purple Hartspace:
https://thinkpurplehartspace.com.au/
Want to know more about the facilitators and what they’ll be offering:
Getting creative with Kay:
We will start our journey getting creative with Kay. The teens will be encouraged to let their feelings and intuition guide them through the creative process and will be amazed at what evolves when they discover how much fun it is to just go with the flow and have some fun.
Mindfulness Walk in Nature
“Shinrin-Yoku” :
Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest(natural) atmosphere, or taking in the forest (nature) through our senses.
A walking mindfulness meditation, supports the body and mind to align. While focusing on simply taking each step mindfully and enjoying the natural surroundings, the teens will begin to let go naturally of any worries or concerns they may have.
This is a fun and interactive way to engage the mind in the simple yet powerful effects of “Awareness” and to become completely at one with their natural environment. Beginning to become aware of and appreciate things that they may have never noticed before.
At the end of this part of our session we will come together to share our experiences and what we are grateful for while enjoying snacks under Grandfather Pine Tree.
We will then head back to the Peace Room for Jodie’s Sound Meditation. She will weave into the experience many different soothing sounds and vibrations like crystal bowls, koshi chimes, bells, medicine drum, rainstick, rattles, Planetary Gongs and more.
Sound helps the teens to let go of any worry, stress or anxious feelings and experience a deep sense of peace and stillness in their hearts and minds.
This is sure to be a popular event and one that is much needed in our community right now. You can be assured that your teens will be in good hands.
We aim to run these workshops monthly and both Kay and Jodie also offer teens opportunities to connect on a regular basis so check out their websites or contact them directly for more info on what’s on offer.
Spots are strictly limited so please book early to secure your teen’s spot!
We can’t wait to see you!
Kay and Jodie

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$80 to $120 depending on length and content of what we do each month

If you have a teen that may be interested in these workshop please email me and i will add you to my list and contact you when we hold our next day x

Hi I’m Alisa. I am 18 years old and recently graduated from Banora Point High School. I am currently working at a local cafe until I figure out what path I want to take career wise.

I’m always dreaming about fashion so in my spare time I’m thrifting for some unique pieces to rework and add to my overflowing wardrobe. DIYing accessories and jewellery are another one of my hobbies – my latest project being the rings made of spoons that I have now decorated my hands with.

During High School, Kay’s art space was my comfort zone – I am hoping that I can recreate that same safe space for the youth of our community. To guide them through the same journey I just went through and be like an older sister to them haha. I was lucky enough to have a few mentor type figures like Kay but didn’t really have someone around my age that were outside my close circle of friends and family that I could express my feelings too.

In a nutshell, that’s what I hope to offer here – to lend an ear, have a chat, listen to some good music and make some cool art.

Hello, My name is Bindi

I have had two years of experience alongside Kay. This has refined and developed my teaching and wellbeing support skills.
Seeing the young ones flourish in their own creative ways has been a blessing I did not know could happen at my age. Art has always been a part of my life and my passion is to help others achieve their visions while also supporting and mentoring them with honesty and love.

My goal is to hold a space for others to be themselves and to help young people find their inner fulfilment in life. For some, Art is the catalyst for doing so and my part is to listen and support them.

I have been working as a support person for over a year which has been such a pleasure.

It’s incredible to explore their inspiring ideas and see their creative growth.
I look forward to meeting and connecting with new people and of course making art!

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