Where did the name Joodles come from?
It began when I was looking for a creative way to help others who struggled with sitting still to meditate. I began workshops in Zendoodling. Zendoodling is a simple but effective way to introduce mindfulness and creativity. As my name is Jo, I combined it into Zendoodle and came up with Joodles. I am often known as Jo Joodles.
I love tea and often enjoy transforming my tea time into a meditation practice. There is a natural connection between tea and mindfulness, both can help us connect to ourselves and others. Tea creates moments to pause and ponder. I like to begin all my sessions with a cup of tea it can help break down barriers and be calm and soothing. Pause for play groups chat and connect over tea before the sessions begin.
I don’t like tea are other drinks available?
There is always a selection of tea, coffee and cold drinks available.
I can’t draw so I could I do the activities?
The creative workshops focus on how we feel during the process not on the outcome. The activities are challenging enough to engage us in the present moment but not too difficult that we give up. Experimenting with different media, collage, clay and paint we discover the relaxation benefits of play.
What are the benefits of play?
As adults we have personal and professional responsibilities, there’s less time to play or it is perceived as unproductive or a guilty pleasure.
Making time for play can make us happier. Getting fully immersed in a project helps us be in the present moment. Creative play is a fun way of nourishing your soul by doing something that brings you joy.
How long are the creative workshops?
Most workshops are 2 hours 15 minutes. Meeting at 9.45 for tea.
How long are the one to one sessions?
The sessions are between 1 – 1 ½ hours.
How will I know if this suitable for me?
Lets meet over a cup of tea.