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Mindfulness Based Creative Arts Institute

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Online classes, certifications, recovery coaching, accessible yoga and wellness with all proceeds going toward providing free mental health services and homeless kits to those in need.

Breathwork and Meditation

Foundational practices to expand your awareness and state of well being. 29 lessons that take you through various styles and practices.

Alphabet

A 14 day mindful drawing practice. It's a fun, easy, creative way to engage in mindfulness and moving meditations while creating intuitive art.

Resiliency Resources for Adults Working With Children

In response to the COVID19 Pandemic, I decided to create central resource page that all adults working with children could access easily. This is a freighting time for us, let alone for our children who rely on us to make them feel safe. How we teach our children how to deal with this pandemic and the hardships of it will determine if they come out alright or if we have a mass number of children impacted by traumatic stress from this series of events. Here we become resilient. FREE Course.

Mindfulness for Anxiety During Crisis

We created this course in response to the COVID19 world pandemic and the anxiety, panic and fear that is in our communities, families, selves and the world. This course, however, is a toolbox for any crisis you may experience. We'll walk you through exercises in Breathwork, Mindfulness, Moving Meditation and Therapeutic Art that help to calm the storm and help you ride the wave through turmoil. FREE Course.

Self Care Essentials

The importance of self care in our lives cannot be over emphasized. In this course you'll learn about the domains of self care, take your own self care assessment, learn ideas for fitting self care into your life and creating your own self care plan.

Understanding Trauma Basics

Trauma impacts 1 out of 4 people in America. Learn the basic foundations of being trauma informed, behaviors that you may see from those impacted by trauma and how adverse childhood experiences can impact you as an adult, body, mind and soul. We'll look at ACE's, brain science and become trauma sensitive while using mindfulness and expressive arts practices.

Affirmation and Gratitude Practice Development

The power of the mind and it's intention can be summed up in the Law of Attraction. Affirmations harness the power of the mind, intention and declare what is, what you want and moreso what you already are. Miester Eckhart says, "If the only prayer you say is , "Thank you", it is enough." Embracing that intention, we bring our daily gratitude practice together with our affirmations with intention and purpose.

Mindful Affirmation Art™

Explore the power of positive affirmation in rewiring your brain through mixed media art.

Zen Drawing and Meditative Mark Making

Learn mindfulness practices through active drawing meditation, creative intuitive expressions using a variety of drawing experiences.

More About Mindfulness Based Creative Arts Institute


Every act of creation is sacred. The arts allow us to express, consciously and unconsciously, what we cannot find the words to say. Whether it is self discovery, play, engaged creative mindfulness or spiritual exploration and expansion, we are here to support you on the journey.

All of our fees for courses, certifications and coaching go to fund free mental health coaching and counseling services for people without insurance or with financial need.  There are administration fees that they pay for as well like this platform to offer the services, the main website and any small bit marketing on social media we might do.  None of our staff take a salary or are paid. We also use the funds to create homeless kits for individuals in Kansas City.

MBCAI is a mindfulness and trauma informed based expressive arts organization that provides workshops, certifications, coaching and therapy (to qualifying clients). Jessica Waters, MBCAI's founder has 25 years of teaching experiencing with 16 in the fine arts, 15 years of expressive arts facilitation and therapy experience and over 20 years of breathwork training and experience. She has specialty training and certifications in various areas of mental health, expressive arts and arts in health and is a certified life coach, recover coach, prevention specialist, mediation assisted substance use professional, addictions counselor, grief specialist, clinical trauma specialist and registered psychotherapist in Colorado. She is a 2006 recipient of the President Volunteer Service Award with Children and Families.

"Mindfulness helps us dive deep and find sanctuary in our process of creating. I am a certified mindfulness and meditation teacher and life coach and am predominantly trained in John Kabat Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Schools. I have completed training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, The Chopra Institute, Anthony Abbagnano and Pir Shabda Khan amongst others. I have been a student of Bhakti yoga for nearly a decade, while embracing and calling on the power of universal energy from the Christ Consciousness, Christian Mystics, Taoism, Buddhism, Sikhism, SufismNew Thought and Indigenous and Earth based traditions."

We offer courses in basic art techniques all the way to certified facilitator specializations.  In addition, we also offer the Mindfulness Based, Trauma Informed Certified Educator Program taught by Jessica who has over 25 years in studying trauma, neurobiology of trauma and  classroom behavior strategies.

You can find a full bio at www.mindfulcreativearts.com.