What is ‘Mindful Doodling Class for People with ME/CFS’?

Mindful Doodling Class for People with ME/CFS is a four week online course for 8 to 12 people with a professional mindful doodling teacher hosted by Emerge Australia. After the four taught sessions a facilitator will be provided for 4x additional sessions for the group to practice and meet socially. It takes place in our virtual meeting room over Zoom. We have four core themes for our online community groups: Patient Support, Carer Support, Community Building and Learning. The aim of this group is to help you to connect with other people who have a shared experience of living with ME/CFS in a class environment where you can learn the basics of mindful doodling for beginners. Further information on how to join the group via Zoom will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.

Why should I attend?

An introduction to the world of abstract illustration (or doodles) as a gateway to relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. This highly addictive art form is easy, fun & portable and anyone can do it, no artistic talent needed, all you need is a desire to try something new and fun. Beneficial side effects include: outbursts of spontaneous creativity with associated smiling, growing sense of tranquillity and a burgeoning passion for fine pens and papers!

In addition to this accessing peer support - talking to people who 'get it' - is one of the primary requests that we receive at Emerge Australia. We have designed this pilot program to provide a safe space - with teachers and facilitators - where people who live with ME/CFS can meet and talk or do an activity together.

What will happen in the group?

In this group you will find:

  • Professional teacher
  • Professional facilitator to guide conversation
  • 4x taught sessions and 4x facilitated meetings - every other week for 30mins-1hr
  • Option to continue to meet after the course - your facilitator will help you to establish ground rules and come up with a plan to continue with the group
  • Social interaction - this group is not structured therapy and will try not to dwell on negative or medical chat
  • The group will have access to a private sub-forum on the Emerge Australia Community Forum where chat can continue between sessions

Morning Class - All timings are as per Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra (AEDT or AEST according to start date of group)

10:00am session open

10:05am teaching commences

10:30am group meeting ends

We operate a waitlist and strongly encourage you to sign up on the waitlist if you are interested and no places are currently available. If we have enough people on the waitlist we may be able to host a second group.

New start dates for this group (newly established groups) are added throughout the year. Please note, you will receive the Zoom link for the class the day before the scheduled date.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact [email protected]