Flower Den Mission Viejo

Therapeutic Art Classes online

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Therapeutic Art classes

Therapeutic Art is now happening at Flower Den Retreats!

Stressed much?!?? Art has been know for centuries to ease anxiety & calm the mind. Various forms of art can help you better cope with trauma, loss, and transition.

Due to my own recent & past traumas, I decided to dig into the concept of 'art for therapy' deeper, and study for a Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification. We are already hearing some comments about limiting beliefs, past hurts, and addictions naturally come out in our traditional art classes. Unfortunately, we're not claiming to be therapists or solve all your problems...but the good news is we can help you along your journey a little more now πŸ™‚

Art helps reset your perspective and soothe your soul. Come take a "Mental Health" moment with us, even if it's only virtually!

Flower Den can offer offer the following customization to any of our existing class offerings, or we can create a customized therapeutic art class or workshop JUST FOR YOUR GROUP --- there's a form below to get started.

Therapeutic Art Classes & Add-ons

  • Affirmation artwork

  • Challenging & Changing your limiting beliefs
  • Mindful Mandalas
  • Phoenix rising poster
  • Reframing your thoughts to revitalize your life
  • Life event paintings, drawings, or mixed-media pieces
  • Self realization mosaic

Color, design, & sacred geometry all play interesting parts in our brain and thought processes, and we love to explore that here at Flower Den Studios. Our mind and a proper mindset is critical to our overall health, wellness, and contribution to the world.

We've been hosting some really great creation sessions on Zoom lately, a recent painting session received these unprompted text messages from the attendees the next morning:

"I feel so much calmer"

"Attitude adjustment<3"

"I didn't realize how much I needed that last night. It seriously refocused my energy."

"OMG me too! I was really struggling & it did something for my energy too! Can't thank you guys enough"

And this wasn't even an 'official' therapeutic course, just natural benefits already coming out of tapping into your creativity. Most online classes last 1-3 hours, and you'll be interacting while learning and connecting on Zoom. Generally speaking, pricing runs as follows:

  • 1 hour therapeutic art lesson: $49/person
  • 2 hour therapeutic art lesson: $99/person
  • 3 hour therapeutic art lesson: $133/person
  • Session recordings available: $25/session

Therapeutic art can be fabulous for blended & extended families, small groups, companies or teams in transition, bands or musical groups, competitive teams; or individuals experiencing trauma, depression, high-stress, or anxiety.

De-stressing with regular art classes can help us run at optimum performance - just fill out the form below & we'll be in contact to help you determine which type of therapeutic art is best for you & your group πŸ™‚

 

Float Therapy

Finding Happiness?!? Through Emptiness?!

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Sensory deprivation shows improvement for common health issues

We’re into the thick of The Float Conference in Denver, CO this weekend and noticing a consistent commonality from the speakers and presenters that’s totally worth sharing! Sensory deprivation, otherwise known as ‘floating’, has a positive correlation to health AND happiness πŸ™‚

Case studies on active military, anxious executives, and people in pain are all coming back with positive results in the following areas and more:

DepressionLIBR conducted a study that proved floating activates the Nucleus Accumbens area of the brain, which helps with anhedonia, and getting excited about things again.

Anxiety – Statistics show that anxiety is significantly decreased after just ONE float session, and with every float thereafter anxiety continues to decrease. We can confirm this from personal experience! If you’re anxious and your heart won’t stop thumping.. it’s a great idea to get into the tank, it will help you stay calm well past your float session. Below is a graph from a recent study of active military:

InsomniaDr. Jerry Walker conducted a study that showed floating helped with sleeplessness. Lack of sleep is the culprit for plenty of mental, physical, and emotional issues, so it’s nice to know that floating not only helps rest & relaxation IN the tank…. but overall sleep when we’re working the daily grind.

Pain – many people have chronic, temporary, or repetitive pain they’re dealing with in some form or another. The magnesium in sensory deprivation tanks is known to help with inflammation and joint pain. Less pain = more smiles πŸ™‚ In Dr Walker’s study, pain decreased 66% after just one sensory deprivation session; check out the comments next to the graph:

Relationships – Once the depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain have decreased, people seem to get their lives back – leading to happier relationships πŸ™‚ Brain activity is heightened. Couples stop arguing, military stop bar fighting, & anorexics have a better body image. Totally fascinating!

In Australia, many disabled patients who are *sick* of medications are now receiving floating as an alternative option through the health care system. Hopefully this will come to the states soon enough. Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans are taking a Benzo prescription….and they are physiologically addictive regardless if taken correctly or not?!? When reviewing the data that shows WHY people take Benzos; all of the reasons are things that floating also solves. If you know someone who has to take pills for pain or sleeping, please introduce them to floating! It could mean a better quality of life for them.

As the day carried on, more and more stats poured in on how floating also supports brain health, internal equilibrium, a better body image (literally helps anorexia), and other major issues. Kinda reminds us of CBD….if you have 99 problems… floating could quite possibly solve 76 of them. We would love to hear what floating has done for you, comment below!

If you’re in SoCal & you’d like to try sensory deprivation, check out The Float Lounge in Laguna Beach. They’re our favorites, and Dan covers shifts on occasion. He will be there Oct 2nd – 9th 2019 if you’d like to book a float and say ‘Hi’!

Float Therapy

Float Therapy – Healing Trauma & PTSD

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Floating Changes Lives

This weekend we’re at The Float Conference in Denver, CO learning everything we can about Float Therapy. The people and the presenters here are GREAT – they all have attitudes of service and to give back to our fellow humans who need healing…totally our tribe! We’d love to install a Sensory Deprivation / Float Tank in our rentals, because it will help our visitors reach a higher vibration. We want you to feel creative & happy πŸ™‚

Our bodies are mostly water, and floating in H2O the same temperature as your body gives a literal ‘out of body experience’. Worst case it will completely relax you, best case it’ll blast you out of this world so you can look down at yourself in a whole new light and figure out some of your ‘unsolvable’ issues.

All of today’s sessions we attended were geared to military and veterans. There’s reliable and recent studies that show floating can significantly decrease the symptoms of insomnia, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Veterans who have suffered with PTSD for years are now realizing that “floating” helps relieve emotional pain and trauma.

Moreover, according to the Working with Military session with Beth Jones & Nicole Walcott, full Units are getting permission to float, and the VA is supporting local centers with contracts for active duty soldiers.

Gary Ferguson, who has 2 Purple Hearts, wrote ‘A Good Day to Die‘, and works with Pathways for Veterans, offered a seriously emotional session that helped us really understand the needs of hurting military and vets. He & his staff said that getting down to the subconcious mind (which floating does) is the real key to helping change things on a long term level.

Gary Ferguson & Helena Reilly discussing the benefits of floating and subconcious reprogramming for PTSD.

Float owners & employees have a tough job sometimes, helping hold space for all of us when we have a powerful float that stirs our emotions. Where do you like to float? Who deserves mad props for listening to your story??Would love for you to give a shout out to your favorite center in the comments below.

Our favorite Float Center in Southern California is The Float Lounge in Laguna Beach – if you check it out tell Jeff & Rosie that Flower Den sent ya!

Flower Den Mission Viejo

Host a Paint Party at our Mission Viejo Artist Retreat

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Flower Den Mission Viejo outdoor space

Have you been wanting to host a paint party but don’t have a big enough space? Look no further - we can fit up to 10 of your friends in our resort style backyard for a lovely paint experience on any occasion. Our quiet Mission Viejo street has plenty of room for parking and offers a more private experience than public paint nights.

Choose Your Own Paint Night Painting

The standard companies are...basic & standard. We know as an artist you want to paint outside the box! Just send us a photo of your desired painting and we can match you with an artist to teach your session.

Paint parties all come with the following:

  • pre-written email invite you can copy / paste
  • pre-made graphic invite you can post to Instagram & Facebook
  • easels
  • map & directions link you can send to friends who get lost

Pitch Your Fine Arts Painting Talent

If you’re just starting out as an artist or would like a big boost online we are happy to let you teach your own session, and give you a TON of social media love to help you connect for more awareness, friends, followers, and art buyers. We want to see local artists succeed. This option offers add ons like a blog post featuring your session, a time lapse video you can share on social media, and even a supporting artist if you would like more helping hands.

Get a Quote for Your Own Paint Party

Simply fill out the form below and we'll be in touch to discuss your customized paint night!