This is a 40 day online course designed for you to meet your creative spirit. Each day you will receive an email with an audio file which will have a topic for the day followed by a writing exercise and a drawing exercise.
Doing this process, course participants have experienced huge leaps forward in their creativity, powerful shifts in their perception and an overall sense of knowing themselves at a much deeper level. You’ll gain creative insight through the writing, freedom through the art and discover the full expression of your creative spirit on the page.
Module One. What is creativity?
In this module we explore what creativity really is, and how it works. You will discover…
- That creativity is not restricted to a certain person (artist, author, actor) or a specific output (art, movie, book), it’s an energy that’s freely available to all.
- That you have the innate capacity to be creative, there is just some inner resistance to the energy, that prevents you fully accessing your creative spirit.
- How to practice connecting to a flow state, by becoming more curious, more aware and increasing your capacity for wonder and imagination.
Module Two. Who are you really
In our second session we explore… you, as the container or template through which creative energy flows. This allows us to uncover some of the blocks that stop the energy. You will gain insight into…
- Understanding the difference between your identity and your creativity, and the different requirements of both.
- You will discover the roles your identity plays in order to get needs met – needs for validation, love or mere survival versus the desires of the creative spirit – joy, awe, exhilaration… a sense of being truly alive.
- You will become aware of how habitual these roles have become and how many have been turned into rules that have to be obeyed and duties that have to be fulfilled.
Module Three. Decision paralysis
In module three we explore the roots of our “dual” either/or thinking, which forces us into internal polarised debates. This becomes the biggest source of our procrastination. You will discover…
- How our “carrot or stick” reward system became hard wired in us, so that every choice we make is weighted with the possibility of joy or pain.
- How our culture of winning or losing reinforces this wiring, making decisions harder than they should be.
- How our evolutionary impulse for “more”… more life, more expansion, more creativity has been hijacked and turned into the need for more stuff, more success, more money, which only creates more and more anxiety.
Module Four. The archetypes of the Hero and the Orphan
In this module we drill down into two of our earliest archetypal patterns in order to gain more clarity and awareness of our unconscious beliefs which in turn become our habitual response to life’s challenges. We will meet…
- Our inner hero archetype. This makes its appearance in early childhood when we identify with “The little engine who could” or the possibilities of “Oh the places you’ll go!” We discuss how our early spontaneous choices were greeted by others – valued and celebrated or devalued and dismissed?
- Our creative spirit is heroic in nature, because it has no fear. It is driven by curiosity, wonder and “what if…” However, once the hero is claimed by our identity, it becomes needy for validation and creates demands. The expression of our creativity must guarantee praise and anything that could result in criticism must be avoided at all costs.
- Our creative spirit also has an inner orphan, because once we experience ourselves as a separate self, we feel a sense of being orphaned – disconnected from the source of our energy and power. This can make us feel a little lost and cause us to rush to counterfeit belonging – to tribes, gurus, methodologies… always scrolling social media looking for a place to fit in.
Module Five. Archetypes of the Knight and the Damsel
In session five we explore the consequences of our need for validation and love, as we became adults. This is where we learnt to trade our creative power for what we considered valuable. In a way this is a reverse Jack and the Beanstalk story in which instead of trading a cow for some magic beans, we traded magic beans (our creative spirit) for cash (the cash cow) In this module we discover the trades we made…
- The child hero becomes the adult knight who seeks validation and prizes. Instead of saving the day as the caped crusader, the Knight becomes heroic at work, putting in long hours and fighting the competition. He/she develops leadership qualities, but is often disconnected from his/her heart so has to do everything with willpower, adrenaline and caffeine. The consequence of this behaviour is “perfectionism” which leads to burn out.
- The child orphan becomes the adult damsel, seeking love and approval. The Damsel has so many dreams, and is highly creative, but can’t take action or follow through, so ends up supporting the dreams of others. He/she may not be waiting for a prince but may well be waiting to be rescued by a publishing deal or a job promotion. The consequence of this behaviour is “people pleasing” which leads to resentment.
In both cases, the solution is building a strong connection to the creative spirit, which can meet all needs in a way that the external world can never deliver. We look at ways to reverse the trades we made to guarantee our survival in the material world.
Module Six. Archetypes of Saboteur and the Sorcerer
In the final module we explore our relationship to creative power – the power of our inner sorcerer and the saboteur who stands in the way, like a guardian at the gate. The saboteur hates change, loves old habits and tries to convince us that power is destructive rather than creative. You will discover…
- How to cultivate awareness around the inner saboteur and the many ways it speaks to you in its attempts to keep you safe.
- A deep dive into the saboteur’s fear of the creative power of the sorcerer.
- Tools to create an intimate relationship with your creative spirit.
- How to access a flow state and ways to channel this energy into your work and relationships for a more joyful, expansive, creative life.
How it works?
Each day you will receive an audio file with a short lesson to complete involving a writing exercise, a drawing exercise and a gratitude exercise. This can be done in as little as ten minutes and as long as you’d like to linger.
The price of the course is £225 and includes one private 50 minute coaching call. You can take this at any time during the course and if you would like to purchase more coaching, to deepen your process, that can also be done at any time.