LETTING GO AND EXPLORING CREATIVITY

In 2018, I hit crisis point.

I was riddled with anxiety, dangerously depressed, my dad had just been through treatment for cancer, our family had fallen apart, my health suffered, and the eight-year relationship with my fiance was at breaking point.

At 34, I felt like I had no career, was financially dependent on my partner, had no community and no family of my own. I felt helpless, useless, lonely and a failure. I began to give up hope.

But there was still a shard of light at the end of the tunnel. And I clung onto that shard as if my life depended on it - which, I think, it did.

Through drawing, painting and writing, I was able to walk through my darkness one step at a time. It was time to tell myself a different story. It was time to change my life story. After all - our lives are the stories we tell ourselves. Through creativity, I began to piece my heart back together.

If I am not actively creating something, then chances are I am probably actively destroying something - myself, a relationship, or my own peace of mind.
— Elizabeth Gilbert

Through my experience as an artist and storyteller, I now offer workshops teaching creativity and personal growth. These workshops are a blend of storytelling, journaling exercises and painting. I help you reconnect with your authentic voice.

With a focus on letting go, creative exploration and changing the story of your inner critic, I will guide you through a series of playful exercises to connect with your heart. We will explore new and curious ways to write and make art, without judgement. There are no mistakes, only exploration.

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
— Brene Brown

Life is energy. Energy is always moving and has to go somewhere. Some change in form needs to take place for that energy to move on. If we don’t expel that energy, we internalise it. That’s how energy can become stagnant - we end up feeling stuck, frustrated, depressed and anxious, which in turn can lead to dis-ease. Creative exploration emerges from anything we do in life with curiosity - activities that inspire us and help us feel in the present moment. I believe so many of us have lost a sense of freedom in play because of fear. Creativity nourishes our lives, it allows us to connect with our true self and opens our heart. Creativity allows us to be in the present moment, reducing stress and improving wellbeing.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
— Plato

I am available for private and group workshops. I am also happy to collaborate with yoga teachers and workshop leaders. Please get in touch to discuss.