A Kinda Rock
Healing ourselves, spreading kindness and inspiring others to do the same.
Founder of A Kinda Rock
As an art therapist, holistic counsellor, yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, Kylie knows all about the healing power of art and being mindful. Painting rocks is a creative way to engage with mindfulness. Mindfulness, like all meditation, helps lower blood pressure, gives you a greater sense of calm and peacefulness, increases motivation, significantly reduces the stress in your life, aids healthier digestion and so much more.
When you paint something knowing it will brighten someone elses day, you gain a depth of experience and intimacy with it that is profoundly rewarding; an experience akin to deep meditation.
How great to know that we are healing ourselves as we create, then helping others to heal themselves as they find a kinda rock and begin their journing of creating and sharing kindness. If you would like to contact Kylie please email her here.
Chloe is in charge of the videos and photos on instagram / facebook and our webpage. She often appears from nowhere photographing people finding and placing rocks. We don't know how she does it yet...... if you catch her, please let us know!! If you need help uploading a photo of yourself or your rock on any social media, she is the one to contact. Email Chloe here.
Lachlan & Brandon
When you paint lots of rocks you may need help placing them around the community and beyond. Luckily we have two very eager rock placers, competing with each other, to find the best, most awesome rock placement spot! If you want to contact Lachlan or Brandon, don't bother, as they wont answer your question seriously! But if you feel that you want the silly and weird, then email the boys here.
Did you know that art can slow down your heart rate and breathing and stem the racing thoughts in your mind?
Instead of sitting, we paint; instead of coming back to the breath, we come back to what our hands want to do from moment to moment. The nature of the mind doesn't change with the activity itself; we still get hijacked by thoughts of the past or future, or are influenced by critical inner voices, such as, It’s supposed to look like something by now, or What everyone else is doing is so much cooler, or I can’t really change it in the last week …
So we practice giving permission to the deeper needs of the psyche over the loud and domineering voices of our inner critic. In the end it is empowering and inspiring to practice within the safety of materials and community, where our choices don’t have serious life consequences.
For those of you who don’t like the sound of meditation or deep breathing, then painting rocks is a creative way to engage with mindfulness. When you paint something knowing it will brighten someone elses day, you gain a depth of experience and intimacy with it that is profoundly rewarding; an experience akin to deep meditation.
So, instead of reaching for the TV remote or turning on your tablet at the end of the day, consider taking up painting kindness rocks and connect with that creative, mindful aspect of your own nature. You will be surprised at the ease with which the journey unfolds!