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Mind Over Matter Conference

Mind Over Matter Conference

Hi All, I just wanted to share about a great conference- Mind Over Matter, that took place at King’s College on 9th January 2016.. organised by amazing team form Neuroscience Society. The conference consisted of morning and afternoon talks and workshops on the topics of Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Stress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Depression and Art-Therapy: novel approaches to mental health therapies. A panel discussion will follow, on the topic ‘Treating Mental Disorders; past, present and future’. The panel discussion is titled: ‘Holistic vs pharmacological approaches: Are we treating persons as a whole or just receptors?’. The panel will debate about the role of traditional pharmacology in treating mental illnesses versus current newly-introduced approaches based on ‘The healing power of art’ and the power of the mind over the brain.   Congratulations on amazing event. I got a great opportunity to exhibit my ‘Progress not Perfection’ project that was raising awareness about addictions as well as inspiring people that change is possible. Here are some pictures from the day, I hope you enjoy! xx...

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Art Workshops for people in recovery starting in January 2016

Art Workshops  for people in recovery starting in January 2016

Hi, I am very excited to let you know I have decided to start art workshops for people in recovery. Having had a personal experience with eating disorder and addictions, I know how much art helped me on my own journey. I felt there might be a need to have fun, safe, stimulating place for likeminded people to engage and socialise, whilst exploring their creativity and self- expression. We will cover a variety of themes and techniques. Given my background and what I specialise in as an artist, the first set of workshops will focus mainly on portraiture. The workshops are to start in the 3rd week of January. Please email info@danielaraytchev.com to request more information, I am looking forward to hearing from you!...

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New Limited Edition Print Available

New Limited Edition Print Available

Hi All, I am happy to announce I have a new limited edition print available in different sizes. Based on the painting ‘Wonder’ of a lovely Gail Porter who participated in my Progress not Perfection project this year, that was raising awareness about addictions. For more information abut sizes/ prices and to place orders please email info@danielaraytchev.com...

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‘Progress not Perfection’ coming soon

‘Progress not Perfection’ coming soon

I feel so grateful to be able to do this project, share my story, work with some amazing people who I have painted who are wise, kind and remarkably inspirational. At the end of the day, we are all the same, all of us started from the little room with the curtains closed. Accepting my illness gave me the greatest gift of getting to know myself. And growing up into the person I always aspired to be just never knew how. If all of the participants and I did it, anyone can. Please follow this link to read a full article I wrote for B-Eat...

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What’s been happening

What’s been happening

I just realized I haven’t really written anything for a while…and my sincere apologies for that!   I have been away for few weeks on a well needed break. As much as I LOVE what I do, it’s always good to get away for a little while, get some prospective and new inspiration. I went to NY where my trip started grandiosely by meeting one and only Mr Brainwash who is as charming in real person as he is in all the media 🙂 For the rest of it I saw many many galleries in Chelsea area, visited MoMa and Yoko Ono’s exhibition, so full of emotion and love it still gives me goosebumps, Whitney’s museum and all the rest, let’s not forget about Brooklyn, oh yes, Morbid Anatomy Musuem? why not, as well as many other randomnesses. I am happy to be back now. I feel rested, and I cannot wait, I still have many people to meet, interview and paint and I am so excited to see the outcomes, I will be in touch again soon <3    ...

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