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Do You Want to Embrace All of Your Possibilities? – Blog from May 2021

I want to embrace all of my creative possibilities. I want to do so many things. So many ideas and so many possibilities.

I Am A Creative

I find it really hard to say that but I am going to own it.  In fact I’m going to write it again.

I am a creative.

One of my singers said to me today that he writes songs but nothing that is any good yet. I was temped, but I didn’t ask him to say out loud that that he is a songwriter, but I did tell him that if he writes songs then he is a songwriter and that he must share them when things open up again.  

I am now going to say the next thing that I’m wary to put on paper…..

I’m a Creativity Coach

Wow, this is getting real! I can’t believe I’m writing these.  But then I do still make art, (and write blogs), by pretending that no one will ever read it/them. 

I know that we are all creative.  I know that we all have something to express and something to share.  

We are so afraid to say that we are creatives that we don’t.  It takes actually doing it to be comfortable to say we are doing it, and often only when others engage with us and validate us do we really feel allowed to call ourselves artists. 

I’m a performer and writer/songwriter, in a Covid-19 induced hiatus, in the middle of a tour, (with Arts Council England funding),  so I must be a writer and performer.

Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!

If you create then you are a creative.  If you want to create then you can and you shall.  I sound like the the Fairy God Mother saying “Cinders, you shall go to the ball,” but I’m not offering to sort out getting you to a ball where you dress up for a bit and dance with an insipid bloke who was born into a load of money and prestige.  

I’m offering something so much better.  

What Do You Need To Free Your Inner Creative? 

You are a creative – it’s time to embrace all of the possibilities in your life.

If you haven’t tried it yet, and you work well alone, then I suggest you buy The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and follow the course asap.   

If you haven’t tried it yet, and you work well alone, then I suggest you buy The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and follow the course asap.   

If you need some inspiration read on and then get the The Artist’s Way if you’re then so inclined. 

If you prefer to work in a group, have a team behind you and see what your inner creative looks like, (warning, it may not be what you expect), then either get in touch right now or read on and then get in touch

A New Path Appeared

When I was 27,  I was living alone for the first time, subletting a flat in Croydon and temping as a secretary in a charity at News International in Wapping.  I wasn’t keen on either place but I had solitude for the first time in my life.  

It was a time of total transformation, not least because I took those 3 months to follow the book based creativity course The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. 

I mention this book in my last blog about happiness because, as anyone who takes time to nurture their inner creative knows, creativity and happiness are inextricably linked. 

This article in the Huffington Post agrees with me.

Are you ready to embrace all of your possibilities?

Reading Deprivation 

When doing The Artist’s Way you spend a week doing “reading deprivation”.  

You un plug your brain from as much external input as possible.  No reading, but also no radio, no TV and, for me as someone who is massively effected by music, no music.  Quieten the external noise to see what comes up from within yourself.

It was 2004, so we weren’t on the internet much at that time.  I didn’t have a laptop and mobiles were not at all smart so it wasn’t that hard.  But I did put a blanket over the TV and use sudoku to get to sleep.  Which was a massive challenge for me.  

Now doing reading deprivation is much MUCH harder!  However whenever I actually switch off from screens the ideas appear. 

Like when I was on holiday and found myself without a phone or anything to read whilst loitering in a funfair in Denmark.  That was when the idea of Baby Brained the Musical came to me.  I was sitting on a bench and I wasn’t even distracted by what people around me were saying because I didn’t understand their language.  

The Artists Way was the inspiration, it was the start and it is still a massively important part of my process for unlocking my, and your, inner creative. 

I believe we are all creative but only some of us allow ourselves to be creative. 

How we can work together to allow you to embrace the possibilities in your life.

I am putting together a course for a group of people where we all work together, and alone, to free your inner creative.  My journey towards creating this course started when I first “read” the Artist’s Way and it has continued through so many inspirational books, courses and experiences. 

  • Master Practitioner NLP, Hypnotherapy and Timeline Therapy ™ 
  • Counselling and coaching training that I’ve done
  • The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff
  • Do Less – Kate Northrup
  • Waking the Tiger – Peter Levine
  • Untamed Glennon Doyle
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, via the Acceptance Trap by Russ Harris and Activate Your Life Course from the Welsh Health Board
  • Use Your Head – Tony Buzan as well as a fair bit of the work that I delivered for many year of working for Learning Performance
  • Just Play – Nick Bottini
  • The Art of Possibility – Zander and Zander

Work with so many different teachers, from Barbara Houseman on voice and body to Peta Lily on clowning.  They all come together through me, in this course. 

I am so excited about the journey we will take together, me and my creative friends.  I’m so excited to learn what we will uncover. 

If you want to know more about the creativity course then sign up to be informed when I open the doors for registration by sending me an email with CREATIVITY in the subject line. 


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