Welcome to my Creativity Circles 2021 evenings.
Creativity and Mental Health goes hand in hand.
Creativity inspires resilience and healing.
Creativity inspires solutions and resolve of burnout, exhaustion, stress, tension, weariness, fatigue, and breakdown. Creativity renders insights and innovative psychological movement and expressed action.
From June till December 2021, I will be hosting 6 Online Creativity Circle Sessions to instigate and inspire your personal development with creative tasks that will prompt your psychological resilience and evolvement.
Each evening session will have a specific theme to focus on and work with over that month. I will guide your process with a thought-provoking presentation in the first half of the meeting to instigate your creative process. There will be time for questions and discussions and even sharing of your processes and assignment results if you wish to do so.
Journaling your thoughts, dreams, and creative expressions to track your development and emotional resolutions, is advised. Journaling is a way to keep record of your thought and action processes. The Creativity Circle is meant to strengthen your inner psychological resources to overcome personal challenges though insights, awareness and actions taken, resulting from your creative tasks.
Assignments are due one week before the next Creativity Circle Date. An email to me with your final assignment will enable me to give you feedback and thoughts to stimulate additional ideas and insights to support your progress.
You need no art or craft experience or skill to participate in these online Creativity Circle group activities.
The Group is an ideal way to participate in creative processes, because of the diversity of individuals that stimulate inspiration. Creativity sprouts from diverse ideas. It is the ‘New’ that manifest from polarities or thoughts that you might not have considered. My groups are respectful and courteous, and I manage professionalism and regard among all with earnest. Personal issues are discussed in individual sessions and not in the group. The group mandate is to focus on principles and tasks that enhance self-development as well as supporting each other to maintain these principles.
You can commit to all 6 Creativity Circle dates or you can reserve your spot for each consecutive Creativity Circle date one week before it commences.
Concepts and ideas demonstrated in some classes are not necessarily repeated in following classes, therefore I do recommend that you participate in all the creativity circle dates for best results in your self-development. The classes build on each other and is meant to be an overall process that benefit you. You are however not obliged to do so. Choose freely from the themes and dates that you can attend if you cannot commit to all six of the evenings.
Here are the themes of each Creativity Circle Date with their Assignment Date deadlines.
June 7, 2021 –
Improvise and Play – Let go of all the rules that obstruct your creative opportunities.
I will give you a specific task to start you off exploring. You will apply the task in your own unique way, using any tool, material, or method you want to in the final execution of the task.
Assignment deadline: June 28, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn about yourself from participating in this task?
July 5, 2021 –
Your favourite things and incorporating them in your creative exploration. Colour, space, objects, elements, and time (something Old and something New). Using collage and apps. Find out who you are by allowing your preferences to inform you about yourself, right now and in the future.
Assignment deadline: July 26, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn from this task?
August 2, 2021 –
Confidence and Self-worth – who are you? How can you be true to yourself?
Exploring your ‘essence’ though remembering your innocent play and interests during childhood. Using collage and phone apps.
Assignment deadline: August 30, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn from this task?
September 13, 2021 –
Facing yourself without taking yourself seriously or taking anything personal. Creating a self-portrait using apps and a variety of other tools. Play with humour and fun abstract or colour and collage expressions. I will demonstrate with examples.
Assignment deadline: October 11, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn from this task?
October 18, 2021 –
Motivation – endless possibilities. What is your passion? What makes you want to get up in the morning. What are you looking forward to? What motivates you? What makes you feel Joy and Love?
Assignment deadline: November 8, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn from this task?
November 15, 2021 –
Imagination and Free flowing Expression – where are you now in your journey? Tell a story of your Future-Self.
Assignment deadline: December 13, 2021. Photo of your creation, what did it open in your psyche and what did you learn from this task?
Love and Blessings,