Join the inspirational Art Therapy retreat in nature – for creative souls – just outside of Cape Town! Indulge in a weekend of experiential art-making, creativity, self-expression, reflection, learning, meditation, walks in nature and delicious vegetarian food.

The weekend offers an opportunity to retreat from your busy life, to find a safe space in a calm and peaceful environment, to play with a variety of exciting art materials, journal, relax, spend time in nature and in the studio, enjoy music, silence, laughter and connection with like-minded people. This retreat is truly a gift to your innate creative spirit.

"I discovered that if I did not need to create a perfect art product that would be liked - I could open into my own playfulness and discover the freedom of not knowing and just being myself." —Amanda

The art making process in Art Therapy provides a sense of freedom to express, explore and unleash whatever is held within. Through the containment of the safe space and experienced facilitation, this experience will bring you back to the spaciousness of the present moment – bringing more mindfulness into your heart and soul. In Art Therapy, the focus is on the process of making art and not on aesthetically pleasing or realistic pictures. There is no judgment on art work and no art experience is required to benefit from this mindful journey. The retreat is suitable for all adults and no previous art experience is required.

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." — Mary Lou Cook

The weekend includes:

  • 2 nights in tranquil accommodation in nature
  • All delicious vegetarian meals
  • Art Therapy experiential workshops daily
  • All art materials and personal journal
  • Art Therapy discussions and reflection
  • Exploration of mindfulness
  • Visualization meditation(s)
  • Inspirational cards
  • Walk(s) in nature to collect organic art materials to use in art-making
  • Free time for adventure, exploration and/or stillness
  • Optional yoga class
  • Optional massage

Dates: 20-22 Oct 2017

Please email info@arttherapy.co.za for updated/new dates

Times: Retreat begins on Friday evening at 6pm and ends on Sunday at 3pm.

Note: If you cannot make these dates please contact info@arttherapy.co.za to put your name down for future dates.

Venue: Fynbos Estate, Malmsbury (1½ hours’ drive from Cape Town)

COSTS: Please email info@arttherapy.co.za for more info


Email: info@arttherapy.co.za

Book online:  http://www.arttherapy.co.za/bookings.html

Retreat is facilitated by Sami Davis, a qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist who completed her Masters in Art Psychotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire (in London in 2000) who has been working with individuals and groups for the past 19 years in South Africa. (HPCSA Registration AT0000469). Sam combines her psychodynamic Art Psychotherapy training with an eclectic combination of Journey Therapy, archetypes, numerology, meditation, coaching and mindfulness. You are in for a real treat!


Samantha Davis
Tel: 083 326 6655
Email: info@arttherapy.co.za
Website: www.arttherapy.co.za
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"The magic that Sam unleashes through her knowledge is beautiful" (Charmaine 2015)

"An inspirational, wonderful, creative self-exploratory journey, Thank you!" (Robyn 2015)

"Thank you for a thought provoking and inspiring class! You are a fantastic therapist with a very caring and compassionate approach to listening! You made each and every person feel important by allowing each one the opportunity to feel safe enough to open up! Thank you for that." (Candace 2015)