When you give people breaks, they do not have breakdowns.
Helping your teams de-stress and re-focus through creative mindfulness breaks.
It takes less than 5 minutes a day.
Do you want to take a creative mindfulness break?
Benefits of Doodling
Doodling helps unlock seemingly unconnected ideas, bringing them together for innovation and problem solving.
Doodling is a safe method for processing emotions, converting negative feelings into neutral balance, without judgment.
Doodling promotes your wellbeing by calming your brain and lowering anxiety. It also improves concentration and helps you focus.
Doodling stimulates new ideas and allows for focus. Even when you’re feeling overwhelmed, just five minutes of doodling will help you to refresh, recharge and reset your thoughts.
Doodling is known to be the most accessible way of helping the mind relax, so it can spark fresh ideas
Happiness is the result of
in life, including work, increases satisfaction & purpose.
Increase Your Focus
Your mind needs to be refreshed regularly. That’s why mindful doodling during a break is really beneficial. It works the area of your brain that activates the right hormones and chemical responses to combat stress. The business case for bringing calm and focus to organizations is strong, post-pandemic. If you’d like a program for your work, or want to advocate for more creative activities in your training calendar, you’re in the right place.
While you can’t always take time to do a meditation or an hour long yoga class, you can doodle almost anywhere and at any time of day. If you’d like to practice your own, we have a selection of tools to make your doodle journey as lovely as it can be. Whether or not you’re a doodler, you’ll be delighted by our range of books, journals, doodle by number books and stationery that will give you the prompts you need to build a mindful doodling habit.
DISCOVER DOODLING FOR TEAMS
DISCOVER DOODLING FOR PLAY
Add expert led, guided tactile stress management tools into your training calendar?
We may have what you need for less than the budget of the average corporate team training session.
We can also customize your Doodle Breaks notepad for your company with a minimum purchase.
DOODLE BREAKS FOR WORK
Support your team with a small reminder to take a Doodle Break every working day. It’s fun, fast and easy to do.
"We recently had Melissa join our program for a surprise Doodle Break session online via zoom. In just five minutes our community was relaxed, smiling, doodling, and also learning about the scientific benefits it brings to creativity and personal health."
CEO, This is Marketing
“I found the Doodle Break to be so relaxing. Melissa’s voice, combined with the meditative music and beautiful doodling re-charged me after what had been a very busy week. Look forward to bringing this forward to some of our own virtual events.”
Event-Based Marketing, BMO Financial Group
“I can’t say enough good things about Melissa Lloyd and her mindfulness approach to stress reduction. Melissa is passionate about the creative process, inspiring all those she works with through the use of doodling techniques to explore emotion."
Dr. Belinda Seagram
Executive Director, Landing Strong
"Doodling exercises are the ideal activity to help me feel relaxed so I can get a good night’s sleep. I have also noticed that doodling has helped me tap into my own creative side so I can come up with new ideas for my own business.”
President, Shift People Development
“Doodle Breaks forced us to take a brain break from a very stressful problem solving activity and engage in an activity that set us up for better focus and alignment as a team.”
Director of Admission and Enrolment - Montcrest School
“During your self-care workshop for Women in Aerospace Canada, you were able to convey in a very short period of time the importance of managing the stress in our busy lives and you provided a variety of simple, easy to use tools to help quiet the chaos. Your focus on gratitude and mindfulness dovetailed brilliantly into your message about achieving calm, clarity, creativity and confidence in our personal and professional lives."
Board Member - Women in Aerospace
“Melissa provided my team with some great insights on how to work differently, and how important it is to give time to ourselves throughout the day. I believe that some of the tips that Melissa gave us will greatly help us maintain our positivity and productivity throughout our busy time of year. “
"I would 100% recommend Doodle Breaks to anyone I know! These sessions have been able to take my mind to places I didn’t even realize were inside. I am a very visual person and being able to be guided through a relaxing creative process was so rewarding. Amazing!"
Choices For Youth
"Melissa literally drew us into our own doodling world with her confident soothing voice. She guided our staff expertly through the science and purpose and practice of doodling to improve focus and reduce stress. Our staff reported finding delight and a sense of calm during this guided session and were excited to use it in their own personal life and professional practice."
Chatham-Kent Integrated Children's Services Foundation
Unsurprisingly, one day my body and mind quit. Stress, anxiety, overall burnout, auto-pilot. Sound familiar? I vividly remember sitting at my dining room table wondering how to take a break. I started doodling circles, one doodle at a time. And I had no clue what would happen, but I had an incredible sense of calm. I felt, very much, a spark of joy! I hadn't felt that in a while. I knew I had to follow that. How could doodling such a simple shape allow instant calm?
READ MY STORY
There was a time when I took pride in moving at the speed of light! Running professional creative businesses from BC to a design firm in London UK. Before long it was Scotland, Australia and finally back home to the East Coast of Canada.
I followed that question to create Doodle Breaks!
Thinking about practicing doodling on your own? We have a selection of books, kits and stationery to support your doodle practice and make the journey as lovely as it can be.
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