How Can Focusing Help Us Embrace Our Creativity?
Hosted by Sophie Glikson & Judi Stein
Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US)
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As human beings, we all have the unique capacity to be creative in whatever form we choose. When accessing our creative potential, we reawaken a sense of playfulness and purpose, which frequently brings more vitality to our life. And sometimes the immense joy and sense of satisfaction that is experienced when creating are among the precious gems of life.
At times, however, many of us find it difficult to tap into our innate creative abilities because of our fears, our inner critics, our lack of confidence, or more. Focusing can be used in different ways to tune into our creative spirit and work through many barriers that we might encounter.
In this roundtable discussion, we will explore various ways Focusing can be used to embrace and enliven our creativity. Some possible questions we might explore are:
- How does our creative spirit reveal itself in our life, our work, our relationships?
- What does creativity mean to each one of us?
- How do we get in touch with a creative place through Focusing?
- What are some ways to unblock, unlock our creative energy through the Focusing process? (For example, keeping it company with a Focusing-friendly attitude, Clearing-A-Space inside ourselves, or attending to our inner critic with curiosity).
If these questions interest you, we hope you will join us for this Roundtable. Everyone is welcome whether or not you think of yourself as a creative person or have an artistic background. Bring your own experiences, questions and thoughts —and a pen and paper!
What to expect from Focusing Roundtables: Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives. All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.
About your hosts:
Sophie Glikson, MA, LMHC is a certified Focusing and Expressive Arts Therapist, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, USA. She offers coaching, psychotherapy and supervision and is a visual artist with a studio and practice in Medford, MA. To address clients’ aspirations, goals, strengths and concerns, she applies the wisdom of the heart, the principles of Mindfulness and Focusing, and the power of imagination. www.sophieglikson.com.
Judith Stein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and a Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, who has a private practice in Massachusetts, USA. She is also trained in Mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches and has been teaching and practicing mindfulness in the Boston area for many years. As a therapist, she relies on her mindfulness practice and Focusing orientation as a foundation for her work with others. Judi also is a working artist and enjoys oil painting and mixed media.
Registration Closes: Thursday, May 3, 2018 or when the class is full, whichever is sooner.
Zoom: This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.
Price: The host and co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.
PLEASE NOTE: When you register here, you will be asked to confirm that you are a member. If you are not a member, you may join here and then return to this page to register. Otherwise, you may click on the option to receive information about how to become a member, After membership is confirmed and you have registered here, watch for an email containing a link to take you to the conference room at the start time. You will simply click on the link or paste it into your browser to enter the conference.
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Product Code: W-180507-FRT