Announcing Be Where You Art: A Creative Approach To Wellness.

About Be Where You Art

Be Where You Art is a TGM project whose mission is to engage creative approaches to mental health and wellness through various types of artistic mediums. We strongly believes that everyone is an artist until it is shamed out of them and that everyone is on their own creative journey. Led by our TGM team members, Be Where You Art is used as a space to grow, create and learn together.

This project includes Letters From a Therapist, local and virtual art workshops, our Ephemera Art Show, tabling at local art shows, and others. We are excited to add this new workshop series to our library of offerings.

Location and Time

Be Where You Art is an in-person group session that will occur in our art room at the TGM office.

Sessions are 1.5 hours long, once per week on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Materials Needed:

  • An art journal to be used in one or all workshops is encouraged but is not required. Additional materials will be provided by The Gracious Mind team.
  • An Open Mind: We invite all attendees to come to our workshops with an open heart and mind to learn and grow in this newfound shared space.

Upcoming Workshops:

Starting an Art Journal

Monday, October 24th 2022

Presented by: Chloe McDowell & Monique Champagne

For anyone who has ever wondered how to start their art journal, or those who’ve never even heard of art journaling – this workshop is for you. Two TGM artists will introduce techniques for starting an art journal, including mark-making and creating your own art affirmations.

Meditative Drawing

Monday, November 7th 2022 

Presented by: Dr. Karen McDowell

Rooted in mindfulness practices, meditative drawing is an in-the-moment activity that calms the nervous system, reduces anxiety, and helps with emotional regulation. This technique can be done anytime, anywhere, making it a really *handy* coping skill!

Grounded in Repetition

Monday, November 21st 2022 

Presented by: Chloe McDowell & Dr. Karen McDowell

Continuing your art journaling mindfulness practice, this workshop will help you see the things around you in a whole new way. By printing repeating patterns using household items, we will practice grounding techniques and mindful printing practices.

Messy Journaling

Monday, December 5th 2022 

Presented by: Monique Champagne & Dr. Karen McDowell

For anyone who has forgotten that they ARE already an artist, this workshop is for you. We’ll tackle journaling anxiety head on by approaching it with wild abandon – making a mess may be the best way to process your inner world. We’ll tackle journaling anxiety head on by approaching it with wild abandon – making a mess may be the best way to  process your inner world.


About The Gracious Mind

The Gracious Mind Counseling and Wellness Center provides therapy, assessment, testing and group services to the community both in person and via tele-health. We are an identity-affirming, trauma-informed practice with a goal of removing as many barriers to access to mental health care for as many marginalized populations as possible. We offer sliding scale services for therapy and payment plans for our assessment services, and serve as a supervised practicum site for area universities such as UNT and TWU.

Connect more with our team today.

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