The only Creative Retreats backed by mindfulness, neuroscience, and energy medicine.
Created by women, created for women
From Overwhelmed to Aliveness
The speed of our lives often leads us to miss out on Life ...
Starting the day with a necessary cup of caffeine and collapsing exhausted on the couch at the end of each day [with a glass of wine, perhaps?]. Working through a never-ending to-do list, juggling all those relentless balls of life in the air and the next day: "rinse and repeat".
Because that's what we do, right?!?!
Being a good leader, a good mama, a good employee, a good partner, a good sister, a good daughter, a good friend, a good citizen, a good [fill in the blank] ...
A reality for many of us women, at a high cost: our health, our well-being, our relationship with ourselves and others.
We completely feel you here. We have been here too. Too. Many. Times.
We found a different way.
A healing journey is individual and never linear. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill. However, there are key skills that help to walk this journey with resilience and grace.
These resources lead to increased clarity, a longer fuse and positively impact your well-being, peace, and joy:
Here’s where Mindful Creations comes in
Words used by women to describe their experience with Mindful Creations
Freedom ~ Love ~ Connection ~ Hope ~ Friendship ~ Peace ~ Uplifting ~ Balance ~ Powerful ~ Calm ~ Playful ~ Nurturing ~ Freeing ~ Magic
Every retreat you are guided through a nourishing healing experience leaving your Soul inspired by the beauty you created and the resources you activated and anchored, long after the paint on your canvas has dried ...
"Ina and Donna have created a uniquely mindful experience that encourages your inner artist to emerge. While listening to the meditation and practices I felt present with the part of me that is tapped into the frequency of love and possibility. This was a welcome break and opportunity to reconnect with my inner resourcefulness."
Lisa Burchartz, Leadership Coach, Emotional Wellness Facilitator and mum of 2 exceptionally spirited, totally lovable teenagers
Self-Care is a Conscious Daily Choice
We have been conditioned to see self-care as selfish.
We were all wrong.
A journey from "human doing to becoming a human being".
A shift from survival to thriving.
A commitment to your well-being, your emotional and mental health, your body.
Guilt is a conditioned response.
Mindful Creations is borne out of a calling from Ina and Donna, to join their respective superpowers Mindfulness / Hypnotherapy and Creative Expression to create a ripple effect of empowerment, joy, and peace.
The truth is:
When we thrive, we give permission for everyone around us to thrive.
Besides a powerful and relaxing mind-body experience, you will walk away with:
"When I started my painting, I was feeling depressed and struggling with self-worth. As I watched the video and connected with Ina & Donna, I didn't feel judged or a failure. They were like a hot cup of chicken noodle soup for my Soul....I felt like I was surrounded by love, light, and good company of friends or family, a warm blanket, or just a warm hug. Thank you!
Dianna Allison, Bus Driver & Artist in Hiding, fun-loving friend and life-partner
So many of us are yearning for a deeper sense of connection and intimacy, instead of being tossed around on life's roller coaster with all its highs and lows.
Mindful Creations invites you to play while learning skills and tools designed to activate and anchor your inner Calm, Peace, and Joy to create a ripple effect into your everyday world.
Creativity/play + mindfulness combo is a perfect match:
You learn faster and your learning sticks!
There is plenty of research backing up the positive impact of play-based learning on the level of integration and internalization of knowledge.
Who said playing is only limited to children?
When did we lose the art of playing?
Our retreats are carefully crafted combining elements of coaching, mindfulness, creative expression, and energy healing to not only provide you with a great experience but to allow activating and anchoring of inner resources.
Neuroscience shows that having a great experience is not the same as deeply receiving that same great experience into your heart.
What does this mean?
It takes skill and an embodied experience to let in the goodness and allowing feelings like joy, calm, and peace to sink in.
A creative outlet offers a powerful and natural gateway to move in a meditative state of presence - without the need to practice sitting on a pillow in stillness.
Many on the spiritual path practice "intellectual spirituality", and wonder why it is not leading to the shifts they are longing for.
They live in their head.
Moving into one's heart through a full mind-body experience opens the door to embodied spirituality.
Mindful Creations offers actionable strategies to shift from head to heart and an embodied experience, which is key in building resilience and anchoring resources that truly make the difference in our well-being and our relationships.
Presence allows you to open your heart and your ability to listen to your intuition and receive its guidance.
“After a vulnerable experience, this was a perfect opportunity to re-align my chakras through meditation and painting. The meditation helped to sort through the feelings, then allowing creativity to take me through a journey... freeing me ... exploring... finding peace … Not only was the painting beautiful and intimate, it was a very calming experience and an accomplishment!”
Lynelle Forscutt, community builder, yoga and travel lover, cancer survivor, and loving mama of a beautiful girl
SOMATIC COHERENCE COACH Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapistina@inabackbier.com