About Us

We share Mindful Art for vibrancy, whole hearted living and social change. Sharing Mindful Art tools, workshops and events for all.

The Owl and The Coconut was founded in 2014 by Art Psychotherapist & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Gemma Bowden and MBCT Mindfulness & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Louise Taylor.

We grew from sole traders to an arts organisation and registered as a Community Interest Company in 2016.

We deliver Mindful Art projects and events, informed by evidenced guidelines (NICE Treatment Guidance for Depression 2009) and creative events (NICE Guidance for Psychosis & Schizophrenia 2014).

We are based in Manchester and are happy to travel around to bring Mindful Art to all.

We have a team of creative therapists and artists who deliver projects that promote a collective community, social inclusion, self care and enhanced well being .