Wellbeing in the workplace – Art For The Senses workshops

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Art For The Senses – Corporate team-building and promoting well-being in the workplace

Mental Health and wellbeing has eventually found its way to the top of most agendas in businesses and organisations throughout the UK and Ireland and not before time.

Geralyn Mulqueen

Geralyn Mulqueen discussing mental health at the workplace at her exhibition at The MAC 2019

The impact to both the individual and the organisation has reached unprecedented levels – for the first time ever in the UK, work-related stress accounts for over half (57%) of all working days lost due to ill health. In Ireland stress, anxiety, and depression (SAD) and musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) together account for 68% of work-related illnesses.*

Those employers and business owners who value and care for their staff are naturally inclined to promote positive mental health and create environments for their employees to flourish.

Statistics suggest that there is a strong business case for the promotion of metal health and well-being. (It is estimated that up to 11 million work days are lost through absenteeism every year at a cost of €1.5bn to the Irish economy.)*

“You can do anything but not everything,”

“Art For the Senses” is a made-for business programme of workshops, presenting art as an ‘intervention’ and ‘therapy’ for those businesses and organisations who value the well-being of their employees and who seek to create an emotionally healthy environment for everyone.

The workshops are hosted and curated by Geralyn Mulqueen, artist, published writer and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

Created uniquely for the needs of your organisation, Art For The Senses workshops are designed for everyone – c-level executives, management teams, sales professionals, administrative staff, business owners – individuals or teams. Art For The Senses is an excellent alternative to a corporate team building event – or simply a way to stimulate creativity at management level.

With art as a central theme, the workshops are held in locations throughout the country that inspire creativity, calm and relaxation and encourage the individual to explore the hidden creative within.

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them and to dominate them.”
Oscar Wilde

What our clients say:

Corporate team-building

Corporate team-building

“I came with no expectation and maybe a little scepticism but the Art For The Senses workshop has had a distinctly positive impact on my emotional wellbeing. Whilst art is the theme for the session, and I’m now the proud owner of my first ever painting, I feel it was less about the actual painting and more about self discovery.”
Business owner, Co Down.

“I find my work challenging on a number of levels. It can be a solitary pursuit and quite lonely and yet I enjoyed the company of others at the workshop. It was cathartic to engage with my work colleagues in an entirely different environment and maybe the sessions brought us closer together as a team.”
Accountant, Co Dublin

“Art For The Senses started out as another corporate team-building day but really was a lot of fun. I haven’t painted in a lifetime. I now recognise a need in me for creative expression that my job simply doesn’t allow on a day-to-day basis. The guidance and coaching were a real help – there was no awkwardness or embarrassment from anyone, which I thought there would be. In fact if anything people became more expressive and confident as the session went on.”
Commercial Director, Co Tyrone.

Art for the Senses promotes well being within the workplace for individuals and teams – directors, managers and staff and helps lead to improved productivity, creativity, teamwork and helps counter the daily challenges of performing at work.

Art For The Senses:
is an innovative way to prevent stress or to improve stress management
helps encourages self-expression and creativity
inspires the artist within all of us
is the ideal platform for teambuilding
stimulates emotional wellbeing and inner calm
is inclusive and not dependant on age or ability
is relevant to the needs of employees, management and business leaders alike

For more information on workshops, pricing and availability, email explore@artforthesenses.com

*Health and Safety Executive (HSE) & ESRI