Serious Play: Kickstart Your Creativity

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Tue 28Jun
Virtual Event
Recurring Event

Are you ready to unleash your creative expression?

Facilitator: Helen Tyrell

Event time: Tue 28th Jun 2022 at 4:30pm - Tue 28th Jun 2022 at 6:00pm

How can you focus on what really makes your heart sing? How does doing that move you closer to your life work and purpose?

In living creatively you will be able to bring more of your talents to bear, more daringly, and more often in your day to day life!

Whether you wish to express your creativity through the making of art, or through the art of living, this online course will help you know how your creative gifts are asking to be used and bring you to a place of greater confidence in your creative expression.

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Dates & Times

4 Session Course

Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 & 28 June

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm BST online via Zoom

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Unleash your creative expression

Are you ready to:

  • Get closer to the creative thread running through your life

  • Appreciate your gifts and develop your creative practice

  • Bring more of your talents to the world

  • Play your part in the renewal of humanity

What YOU Will Gain

  • A deeper appreciation for your creative gifts and how to use them
  • Meaningful, healing activities to help you claim your birthright to be creative
  • An appreciation of creative blocks and constraints in the light of their meaning and creative purpose

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

-Pablo Picasso

The beauty of the creative thread which runs through all of us is its capacity to surprise… Whatever you are doing in life, accessing your creativity promises to bring you new solutions (and questions), greater confidence and joy in creating, and greater clarity about your creative direction.

This four-part online course offers an introduction to accessing your own best creativity practice and mindset to allow your talents to flourish; helping to remove blocks, restore confidence and to understand and appreciate your creative life path.

We will use gentle, artistic exercises to bring your personal strengths to the forefront of your awareness. Rediscovering the creative force that runs through you, we will explore how your creativity can best manifest in your life circumstances, as they are right now.

You will be guided through the spacious, four-session journey, using imagination, inquiry, art, poetry, and story to open the way to personal insight and strength.

The course is inspired by Julia Cameron’s Artist’s Way, Process Oriented Psychology practice and Positive Psychology coaching. It is also informed by the late Dr Chris Seeley’s Artful Organisation, by deep ecology and the tutor’s own experience as an artist and creative change coach.

This set of workshops is suitable for anyone seeking to expand their creative potential, deepen their creative practice and feel greater confidence in their creative direction, whether in their day-to-day life, work life, relationships or as an artist.

“What do you want from this ‘one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver

 

What does it want from you?

Programme

Session 1: Your creative origins

Through exploration of your personal story and myth, you will be invited to value your unique creative origins and path and see them in a fresh light.

Session 2: Re-wilding you

Using empowering creative mind techniques you will connect to your freshest mind and discover the power of your hidden creative strengths.

Session 3: Failing, falling, crashing down

Through exploration of the value of creative blocks, you will deepen your understanding of their purpose and engage with the essentially unknowable quality of stepping into creativity.

Session 4: Emerging you

Our final session will be emergent, allowing for each participant to define how they wish to take their creative momentum forward into the world.

What is Serious Play?

A deeper appreciation for your creative gifts and how you can use them. Have a look through Helen's 7 book recommendations that can help kickstart your journey.

Testimonials

What our participants are saying about us

“I feel, kind of, invincible to be honest and empowered. The creative activities adorn my walls and my mind.”
Online workshop attendee, Actor, Presenter and Filmmaker, Mick Rowe, Penistone
“The specific tasks were original, unique and simple, but with profound benefits and observations to be made from them.“
Online workshop attendee, London
“Where a lot of creativity workshops and courses are about troubleshooting “blocks” this felt much more optimistic and hands-on, showing people that their creativity is always available, and that there are so many (easy and fun!) ways to play and dance with it.”
Online workshop attendee, Artist, Netherlands
“It was really good and I gained much more from it than I thought I would. It’s led to a lot of reflection. It can be applied to many educational settings.”
Online Workshop attendee, Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire

Helen Tyrrell

Helen is a Coach and Facilitator with an MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School. As a one-time professional Artist, Helen now chooses to work as a creative ‘amateur’, as in a ‘lover’ of art, writing, poetry and creativity, exploring how her own creativity manifests, flourishes, is nurtured and its effect on her life and that of others. Helen spent over ten years working in business within the field of Sustainability and she interested in the role of creativity in redefining our lives, our organizations, and our relationship with the earth.

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