25. February 2018 - 9:15 till 17:00
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Booked Out- Vision Board Retreat- Creativity for Wellbeing | Abbotsford Convent | Sunday, 25. February 2018

Vision Boards Retreat - Creativity for Wellbeing

February 25th, 2018 - Bookings Open at:

This is a full day immersion into creating a vision board for the next stage of your life. For this final vision board retreat in 2017, we will reflect on the learnings from the past year, create a "mission statement" or "purpose", and a vision board for 2018 and beyond. Using the creative process to transform, a group to reflect with, and a space to connect the internal and external.

Vision boards are used in many ways to help refocus and to manifest the life we desire.

The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to travel to, your life changes to match those images and those desires.

Reflect on the past year, your achievements, challenges & learnings.
Set an intention for 2018, name your purpose & vision and create a vision board,
Put energy into what you are creating for the year ahead.
Creatively transform want into have.
Take charge in your life, share this experience with others
Learn tools to work with your vision board and create what you want.
Connect, play & explore.

Amanda is a Qualified Creative Arts Therapist (MA AThR) and has over a decade of facilitation experience exploring identity, transition, grief, self care, managing sensitivity, anxiety and depression, building confidence and increasing wellbeing. Amanda has found that connection, presence and being witnessed is where healing, growth, and empowerment happens.

"I love the space created here. Amanda's facilitation of the creative process is so nurturing, gentle and supportive. I really enjoyed creating something tangible - a reflection of my inner world. I feel full of love, self belief, and deep knowing. I gained confidence and peace. Joy, self belief, freedom, patience, non-judgement.
Creating the vision board allowed me to enter my own creative flow and that is not something I used to think I could consciously action often (I was often procrastinating). But now I feel inspired and empowered to just give it a go and trust the process.
Thank you for providing such a beautiful space that allowed, welcomed and accepted growth, vulnerability and creativity.
Your guidance and strength of connection provided opportunity to learn, explore and discover. More than ever I am grateful for the space to explore who I am and learn to accept that.
Thank you Amanda! You’ve given me such a gift! I'm so grateful to have this experience :)

- Reika, 2014


1. I can't draw and I'm no good at art. Can I still come to this workshop?

Yes of course you can! You don't need any artistic talent or experience for art therapy.

The creative process is just that- a process. Art therapy intends to allow the creative process to be the focus of art making. By taking away the need to produce “art”, the pressure of making aesthetically pleasing works that will be judged dissipates. By allowing the process to be the focus, your internal messages, insights and emotions feel safe to emerge. The often spoken about block to art making is the belief and fear that “I am not creative” or “I am not artistic” “I can’t draw” “I am bad at art”. These collective and common beliefs can hinder the benefit of creativity. It is important to look at these beliefs and where they came from. They often come form a place of perfectionism, or judgement and of external expectations. If we can accept these judgements as present in the external world, and allow them to be there, then the power they have over us in our art making process is reduced. It is possible to let go of these all together, with the knowledge that this work you create is for you only. It is for you to express your truth, and map your journey through this life. There is nothing wrong with you or needing improving. Every piece of art you create has its own voice, impact and expression, which are all valid! If we can create from this place, we will be able to feel even more power from the healing of the creative process.

2. I want to come but I am resistant to doing things visually because I judge what I create.

Ahh this is a good one- resistance is an old friend of mine, and I have found that resistance is an important part of the creative process. Without resistance, there is no pressure, and with manageable pressure, transformation happens. If you think about the caterpillar in the cocoon or a baby bird coming out of its hard shell, there is a great deal of resistance in the process to transforming into something new. So I am learning that resistance is okay, and sometimes its the cocoon faze, and sometimes its time to take chances, even if you feel you aren't ready!

3. I want to come but I don't have the finances to come at the moment.

If this is something you are interested in, then we can set up a payment plan. If finances are the only thing holding you back then lets chat about how we can make it work. Vision boards are a great thing to do around abundance also!

4. What do I bring with me to the workshop?

All materials are provided, so you don't need to bring anything at all! If you do notice images or words over the next few weeks that you are drawn to, feel free to bring them along, but it is not necessary. We have plenty of varied materials to choose from! There will be a lunch break so you can either bring your lunch or purchase it at a nearby cafe.

Book now to reserve your place!

Vision Boards – Concession (FT student / Concession card holder)
$170.00 AUD

Vision Boards - Full
$200.00 AUD

  • The Creative process I take you through in the vision board workshop can support you to identify not only what you want, but why you want it- what values or emotions you are hoping to experience from your desires and dreams. It provides a space to attend to what is meaningful for you. How can you cultivate these feelings and desires in your everyday life? I would love you to join me to explore, connect and create. Treat yourself to a day of creating the life you want to wake up in the morning for. www.amandascottarttherapy.com.au/vision-boards
  • “What is the purpose of having a vision board when I don’t think I’m even creative? Can’t I just write my goals down?“ I have heard this a few times. You can certainly write your goals down. If that works for you then, go for it! If you want to work on your goals in a new, deeper, embodied way, why not create a vision board to possibly enhance the power of those goals? The visioning process can support these intentions, dreams, desires to become a reality. The process also focuses on the core desired feelings, your values, and your purpose- creating a supportive space for you to reach your goals and step towards feeling in alignment with these core desired feelings - not only when you reach the goal, but throughout the process, too. *Images shared with permission
  • This Vision Board workshop is the final one for the first half of this year, so if you would like to continue to focus in on what you're creating for 2018 and want to spend some time with others in a considered, creative and supportive space, please join us. Here is some praise for Amanda and the visioning process for the last workshop. "I really loved today. I didn't have any grand expectations - but it far surpassed anything I thought possible. I feel relaxed, content & happy. Thank you Amanda" - *Shared with permission, Vision Boards 2017 "I loved this workshop Amanda! I felt like the highlight was really the whole day and process. If I had to pick a few: The opportunity to pare down the words and have the opportunity to create something from my heart. The meditative process and relaxed atmosphere round the creation process. Connecting to others in the group, lovely dynamic. The end result!" - *Shared with permission, Vision Boards 2017
  • This looks great but not sure will make it to this one, is there a possibility you will run another one later? Many thanks 🙏💜
  • This looks great but not sure will make it to this one, is there a possibility you will run another one later? Many thanks 🙏💜
  • Any spot left for tommorrow at all?
  • In two days we gather, and I am so curious about what is going to unfold for us all on Sunday. If it is anything I have learnt from my many years' relationship with Art Therapy, it is to "Trust the Process" - Thank you Sean McNiff
  • https://www.facebook.com/kelliecurtislove/posts/285372015309959
  • Will u have another day as I can’t make this Sunday - double booked myself- but was really looking forward to it!
  • I just wrote an article for a magazine about vision boards- stay tuned for when it is published. The Vision Board Retreat next Sunday has one place left. If you're keen jump in!
  • I'm coming!! Yay!
  • Just over two weeks until we get to take a break, retreat, and dream. To listen deeply to the pull towards what you really desire. I am so looking forward to this special day. Last time people just wanted more time to explore all the varied materials I have collected over the last 6 years of vision board workshops and retreats. It takes me a long time to set up because I have so much for you to choose from! It is really such a delight to explore and create together as a group. I really want everyone who wants to, to have this special experience. If you know someone who needs a treat, please pass this on!
  • Laura Emilia Escudero I am so glad you are coming to play, explore and create with us <3
  • Lou Waycott Are you joining us on the 12th? I hope you can make it!
  • Hi Amanda, Will there be another one of this workshop? I can’t make this date.
  • Enjoy Beautifuls ❤️❤️❤️
  • We have a full house tomorrow for visioning! I am getting all the special touches ready for you all. I have anticipation bubbling up and looking forward to seeing you all!
  • I'd love to come to the next one. Xo
  • One spot left for the Vision Board Retreat this Sunday! A full day immersion into what you desire, purpose and tapping into an embodied experience through the creative process. www.facebook.com/events/267458500280809
  • Dropping into our core desires and vision, connecting with purpose, this Sunday. There are two places left. Is something calling you?
  • It's almost half way through the year, can you believe it? Would you like to come together with some other visionaries and reconnect with your vision, purpose, creativity and deep desires? It's happening in just over a month from now!
  • Some creations from the visioning process today: inspiring, insightful, heart-felt, authentic, connected and courageous. Thank you for being so real and raw! 🌈💜😊
  • Thank you Amanda Scott Your Vision Board Retreat has lifted & inspired me to go the next step ❤️
  • I'll have to get to the next one!