New Creative Listening Course

Painting of two people beneath the sea, listening
Creative Listening

 Mondays 11am – 1 pm for 15 weeks on Zoom from 27th September 

We have just started a new Creative Listening course which teaches listening skills using arts, creative activities and mindfulness. Improving our listening skills increases self confidence, improves our relationships with others and can also reduce anxiety and negative inner dialogues.

This course is being delivered by our facilitators Rhys Hughes and Katja Stiller (who also devised this Breathe Creative training programme), working with support from Millie and the Ty Canna Mental Health Outreach services team in Cardiff. Participants learn at their own pace and will receive a certificate on completion of the course. 

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from The Moondance Foundation.

Feedback from previous course participants includes:

It is a privilege listening to others and to be listened to

I have changed, I have become a lot more resilient

I feel safe and supported in this group

I enjoyed the session and having deep and meaningful conversations 

I am becoming more aware of others and of myself 

Uplifting, I really enjoyed the art and making friends.

Breathe Creative and Ty Canna with Funding from the Moondance Foundation 

Inside Out Project

Art in the Park

Our ‘Inside Out’ creative wellbeing group in Blaengarw made the most of a nice day by taking their art kits down to the lake to paint and write about what they saw and how they felt being in nature:

“ We take it for granted sometimes living here don’t we…”

“When you sit down and look at it all, and take it in, it makes you feel relaxed…”

“ I haven’t painted since I was about 10! I’m really enjoying it .”

This group meet every Friday at Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall – 11am to 12.30pm and the project combines creativity with mindfulness, nature and social connection.

Supported by the Llynfi Afan Renewable Energy Park Community Benefit Fund and The Baring Foundation.