Using Creative Techniques - Faces Workshop
Time & Location
About The Event
Training from Chrysalis Awakening
Workshop 3 – Masks (this workshop can be attended as a group of three or as a stand alone training)
Exploring imagery, metaphor, story-telling and kinaesthetic approaches that provide an extra opportunity for you to develop yourself and help clients make new associations, gain fresh perspectives and delve deeper into the heart of the matter.
What we'll be doing:
This workshop is dedicated to exploring the face we choose to show the world and the face we choose to keep hidden.
All of us, probably, have 2 faces. The external persona, that behaves and speaks in a certain way, that conforms to a set of rules, that externally expresses the beliefs and values we live by. However, we all have a hidden face, a shadow-self, that is often a lot less nice, less forgiving, less kind and that we often hear as our inner voice. And there is nothing wrong with this. It’s normal. But it can also be exhausting. If we are struggling so hard to keep the dark side of our shadow-self hidden, it is energy we are not able to expend in any other way.
Using creative techniques we help you to elaborate on the face you show the world and help you notice and acknowledge the face you keep hidden and provide you with an opportunity to bridge the ‘gap’ between the two and release the shadow-side energy back into your life in a positive way.
In each workshop, in support of the main theme, we introduce a range of tactile and creative techniques that provide prompts or metaphors to help you explore the topic and provide the mental stimulus to find new associations and insights that develop new pathways of thinking.
Every workshop also includes an activity that takes us outside to get some fresh air and feel the power of nature and the perspective it gives us. We use nature and creative ideas as another creativity medium to experience how movement aids the thinking process and how changing our environment aids our ability to reflect.
These workshops are suitable for:
- Individuals wanting to know more about themselves - what makes you tick, what your beliefs and values are, where they came from and explore if they are still serving you well.
- Coaches, Counsellors or Therapists undergoing their training or fully qualified, who are wishing to explore how creative techniques unlock a deeper conversation with their clients.
- Mindfulness, Yoga, Pilates and teachers in other affiliated fields who are engaged with developing the whole person.
For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, they are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, as he says "it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way."
For further details and for booking head to Chrysalis Awakening