“Even from stones placed in one’s path, one can build something beautiful.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is Creativity Counselling?

 

In a few words, creativity can help an individual discover their own path and create a more meaningful life. But let’s take a closer look:

“Creativity (lat. creatio = creation) describes the ability and characteristic of a person to think unconventionally, to come up with new and original ideas and to develop problem solutions that are also useful. Creativity as a competence, which is required and promoted in many professions, is practice-oriented and means the applicability in certain situations, i.e. the ability to use one’s creativity in relation to a specific knowledge repertoire in a controlled manner. Creativity is goal-oriented and follows a certain orientation and direction.” This is the explanation as it is found in the dictionary.

For me, creativity means even more. It is a synonym for lateral thinking, also called divergent thinking, that makes it possible to break through schematic constellations of experience. Being creative is an awareness that is constantly on the move, always asking questions, tracking down problems where others are satisfied with apparently clear answers. It prefers unprotected and free-flowing states where conventional thinking senses a threatening danger and enables independent judgments that are independent of external influences.

Counselling, in turn, is a consulting process with the aim of turning requirements into challenges. Creativity counselling helps to realise a person’s creative potential. The individual basic conditions of creativity – lateral thinking, flexibility, fluidity and authenticity – are promoted with action and art-oriented interventions. Creativity counselling attempts to overcome obstacles such as reason and routine thinking in order to enable creative engagement, positive flow and productive action for the coachee. Creativity is experienced as a living process that constantly recreates itself.

It is a kind of treasure hunt, the focus of which is dealing with the development of one’s own potential. Creativity methods are only effective if you succeed in making yourself a practicing being who constantly challenges himself.

First of all, this requires time, i.e. the willingness to embark on a longer journey, to take detours, to get lost once in a while. Lateral thinking arises through trying out and experimenting, through trial and error, as well as through the presence of coincidences. Furthermore, the impossible plays a role, since only then does it become apparent what is possible at all.

 

Explore your creativity

Our vivid imagination can often feel more like a curse than a blessing, doesn’t it? Instead of completing our projects with focus and sharing them with confidence, we end up getting lost in the maze of your creative mind, sidetracked by shimmering new ideas and overshadowed by our harsh inner critic. Our creative life feels much more exhausting than freeing, as we keep throwing our dreams into the fire, watching the passion turn into ashes before our very eyes.
You naturally want to grow and expand, and to do that you have all the tools inside you. They just want to be released.

What are creative knots?

PROCRASTINATION — We try to convince ourselves to start tomorrow, or we have trouble staying focused on our goals.

PERFECTIONISM — We feel paralysed by the fear of making the wrong first step and set unimaginably high standards for ourselves.

PEOPLE-PLEASING — We struggle to respect our boundaries and embracing change and feel like we’ve lost our own essence.

LACK OF STRUCTURE — We are able to imagine the big picture vision but not so much the steps to manifest it.

INDECISIVNESS — We find it impossible to choose and feel misled by our own new ideas.

SELF-DOUBT — We keep musing on the same idea, plan, tactic without taking action because the demon of doubt whispers in our ear that it’s not good enough.

IMPOSTER SYNDROME — We feel that we don’t have the skills or knowledge to start or finish our creative work, or even charge for it.

Together we will

Discover: what limits you, what motivates you, what habits support your creativity, what stories you want to tell

Nourish: your creative spirit, your healthy boundaries, your inner nurturer (vs. inner critic)

Connect: the intuition with your everyday self and learn to feel it

Create: practices that serve you, intentions, goals, timelines, projects

Are you ready to follow your CREATIVE CALLING and step into the most AUTHENTIC version of yourself?
Wherever you are in your creative Journey, there is a place for you here:

One to one
Initial Impetus
1 Session
(60 – 75 min)

$ 160

Do you have so many ideas bouncing around your head you can’t think?
What do you want to create?
This is a customised session with a variety of materials to create your vision.

Four Deep-Dive Sessions
(over 1-4 months)

$ 540

You want to become more attuned with your creative spirit and trust yourself?
Create space for your own creative vision. Commit to coming alive and taking the path to your inner self.

10-Sessions Creative Mastery
(over 3-10 months)

$ 1100

You are ready to move fully into your creativity, step by step and in YOUR time?
Cultivate the flow and momentum to be your true creative self during this Coaching Journey.
On this journey you will learn to discover, to try, to let go of expectations, to feel and to see. And first and foremost you learn to enjoy creating without the focus being on the result.

FAQ

How do I know if creativity counselling is right for me?

Counselling in general can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and self-belief. Many find that it can help increase their performance in certain areas, help them learn new methods of organisation, planning, and even help them improve certain skills.

Through our one-on-one coaching sessions, you can gain an understanding of your unique creative process, anxiety management tools that work for you and the confidence and resilience to complete your creative projects and share them with the world.

What if I am not creative?

As a society, people tend to be labeled “creative” or “not creative,” but the idea that you are one or the other is a myth. Creativity is a skill, not a trait. Much like other skills, research indicates that creativity can be cultivated and developed over time.

Examples of creativity are the use of one’s imagination, inventiveness, artistic expression, individuality, resourcefulness, or simply following one’s curiosity – which are things any human can do. A coach can teach you new methods to unlock and expand this creative thinking and creativity, a skill that can be applied to all aspects of life, work or personal.

Many think that creativity coaches are only for those who work in a traditionally “creative” field, like artists, writers, or musicians. But remember: creativity is for EVERYONE.

What can I expect from you as my Creativity Counsellor?
  • To respect and hold your vision – even if you lose sight of it, I never will.
  • To support you and your individual needs – I will curate and tailor our sessions to help you take the right actions for you.
  • To challenge you when needed – old habits, behaviours, and beliefs can be deep-rooted, but we’ll uncover the reasons you’re stuck and set up more helpful habits together.
  • To make it fun – Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
How long is each counselling session?

Creative awareness and ideas need time. Plan to spend about 90 minutes for each coaching session. Some sessions may run slightly shorter or longer depending on what comes up for you session to session. They can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, whatever suits your personal and professional requirements.

How long do you generally work with clients?

You can receive as much coaching as you feel is necessary to create the change you’re looking for. If you are an established client, you may find a single coaching session can offer profound insights and shifts in your creative life. But if you are new to coaching, the process is best undertaken with multiple consecutive sessions, generally scheduled one or two weeks apart, though the timing is completely up to you.

To get started, four sessions will help to begin building momentum toward fully living the creative life you long for. If you already know you want to work expansively and get the most out of the coaching process you can, consider signing on for ten sessions. Single sessions are for established clients (those who have received a minimum of five coaching sessions) who wish to revisit a coaching concept, go deeper into the process, receive extra support, or work through trouble spots.

Questions not covered here?

Please get in touch, I’m happy to answer any question you may have.

ACKNOWLDEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We recognise that our studios are on Bunurong Country and pay tribute to the traditional owners of this country past, present and future.
We appreciate that we are able to make and teach art in this country and keep the importance of the tradition of this land in our hearts as an art and coaching community.