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Art Play in St. Petersburg, FL

Express Yourself, Break Through Barriers & Unleash Your Creativity!

Are you ready to unlock your creativity and find inner peace through the transformative power of art? Maddie Meditates offers Art Play classes in St. Pete, FL, where the process of painting transcends mere brushstrokes to become a truly meditative experience. Through guided sessions, participants are encouraged to express themselves freely, break down limiting beliefs, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Join us and discover how art can be a therapeutic tool for personal growth and creative awakening.

What Is Art Play?

Within an Art Play Session, our objective is to connect to the power of the Inner Child and the subconscious and unconscious mind.


Through connecting with art through the form of painting, we allow for the subconscious and unconscious mind to roam free. We allow for the Inner Child to roam free. Creating a meditative environment that allows for expression, creativity, vulnerability, and release.


Giving you journal prompts through the form of questioning, not in which we will journal the responses to, but rather paint the responses to allows for you to go deeper within. Also, with the use of the non-dominant hand at times, we allow for the other hemisphere of the brain to get to work and release all that might be stored within the memory bank that we are unconsciously aware of.

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What Can I Expect In My Art Play Session?

We start off with the setting of our intention and the moving into a mild and brief meditation and grounding experience - decluttering the mind and body of the day and settling into the present moment. We then move into the ground rules for the practice and get to painting. This time period is accompanied by background music and questioning and silence on your part - creating a meditative and introspective experience for you. Once we’ve come to the end of this practice, we will debrief and get to integrate all that came up for you.


Art and creation is incredibly soothing. It requires us to use different parts of our brains that we don’t typically use. Helping us to access pieces of ourselves we never knew existed. Through this process we can come into deeper contact with ourselves and our Internal World, learning to love all the pieces of ourselves.


P.S. You do not need to be “talented” or "creative" or "a good painter" in order for this experience to work for you. It is not about all of that, but rather expression - allowing for the imperfections to be seen as whole and perfect.

What Are The Benefits Of Art Play?

Visual arts, whether you’re engaging in them or just appreciating them, can bring enjoyment and encouragement, but expressing oneself through art can also have physical and mental health benefits.


Art Play, helps provide a way to express emotions and experiences not easily expressed in words. It is not about the final product; it is about healing through the process of making art.

Art Play benefits include:

  • Connecting to your inner child

  • Entering into a meditative flow state

  • Tapping into your creativity

  • Letting go of the world and practice presence

  • Releasing judgement from yourself 

  • Reduce conflicts and distress

  • Improve cognitive functions

  • Foster self-esteem

  • Build emotional resilience and social skills

  • Engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal communication

  • Step into pleasure and release control or the need to "do"

  • Play, play, play!

  • Is Reiki Healing a religion?
    Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
  • Are there any side effects from a Reiki Healing Session?
    Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.
  • Does insurance cover Reiki Energy Healing?
    Reiki is just starting to be recognized by insurance companies. While not many are covering Reiki treatments, some are. Check with your local insurance company for details.
  • How does Reiki Energy Healing work?
    We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
  • Is reiki safe for pregnant women?
    Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.
  • Where does Reiki Energy come from?
    Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands. It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.
  • How does a distant Reiki Energy Healing session work?
    Distance is quite simply a method to help others with their own personal healing without actually being physically present with them. Energy is not limited by time or space. Our Higher Self is fully aware of this lack of limitations. Logic and reason are also not required. We are able to embrace cause and effect simultaneously with the past, present, and future. It makes no difference at this level if the person we are working with is on the other side of the room or the other side of the planet. We are only limited by questions of our own intellect. We need only ignore this cultural conditioning and proceed guided by the intuitive abilities of our true self. When performing distance healing it is often said that one "sends" healing to another. This is actually a misnomer. The person receiving the healing actually draws upon their own Universal Life Force. As with an in-person healing session the Reiki Practitioner simply helps channel this energy. From a distance the healer becomes a bridge between healee and the source.

Hannah N., St. Pete

My first Art Play session with Maddie was amazing and SO fun!!! 

We had a blast togerther and it really felt like I was just spending time with a childhood friend back in kindergarten. 

I haven't felt that free in a long time.

To just create for the sake of creating felt empowering.

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Peter N., Bradenton

Doing an Art Play session over Zoom is so much more fun than you may even expect!

When I saw that Maddie offered this, I knew I immediately needed to take advantage of this. I thought it was so cool and unique and I had to give it a try and I'm so happy I did! 

I got to connect to little Peter and do a deep dive into my subconscious mind, bringing to life certain memories that haven't been sparked in a long time, but felt so healing. 

Maddie also provides such a safe space to be as vulnerable as possible. 

I loved every bit of it!


Sam V., St. Pete

Maddie is more than just an Alternative Therapist and Mentor,  she is a true friend and healer. 

Getting to experience an Art Play session with her was so healing and so fun. 

I appreciate all the work you do Maddie! You are so incredible!

I look forward to all of our continued sessions in the future.

Don't question it, just book it. You'll thank me later!


Ken P., Tampa

Who knew art could be so fun!?!

How healing and fun.

I really had such a celebratory time in our Art Play session.

I came into the session with the intention to just let loose and not dive too deep and Maddie suggested that we dive into Art Play and it was the perfect experience.


So grateful!

Ready to Unlock the Healing Power of Art?

Book Your Art Play Therapy Session in St. Pete Today!

Art play therapy classes with Maddie Meditates in St. Pete offer a transformative experience where art becomes a powerful tool for breaking down barriers, healing from trauma, and expressing inner feelings. Through engaging in creative activities, participants can access a deeper level of self-awareness and unlock their true creativity. Don't miss the chance to embark on this journey of self-discovery and emotional healing. Book an art play session today and take the first step towards a more expressive and empowered you!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me today!

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