Creativity Workshop Starts January in Oakland!
Six to One : Six Weeks to Complete One Creative Project
Are you ready to kick your creative work into high gear?
Starting in January, and meeting for six weeks, the Six to One course will challenge and hold you to complete your chosen creative goal. Each week, we'll meet, set intentions, check in about our work, and set about the task of completing a creative goal. We'll also have guest co-leaders teach a new skill each week that will empower you to get closer to your goal.
Life is short: If you've had a creative project on the back burner–or the front burner–for months or years and needed that special combination of kick-in-the-butt and holding-the-hand to really get it done, this is your chance. Life is short and it's time to live it up!
Small Group, Special Attention: With eight participants, you will divide into four pairs. Your partner for the course will be your daily action partner (you'll let each other know at the beginning of the day what you plan to do and at the end of the day what you did do.) We'll also have a mid-week phone call to check in about your progress each week so that you don't have any chance to slip through the cracks.
The evening meetings will be approximately three hours; the first hour will be for checking in, and a new guest co-leader each week will join us for two hours and lead us in the following skills.
Week One: Visioning, clarifying and setting intentions for your project. We'll get really clear on what your project is, get a timeline worksheet to break the work into manageable sized tasks, and then give each participant the attention of the group.
Guest co-leader and I "circle" the group regarding desire and fulfillment and letting the deep heart lead.
Week Two: Writing and the unconscious, opening the channel to creativity.
Guest co-leader and I lead the group to unblock the heart and the pen and help you "blow out the pipes" to get the creative juices flowing. We'll write until we get blisters on our fingers. Well, almost. And this will be a practice you can take into the next five weeks to increase the speed and reduce the censorship of your creative flow.
Week Three: Making your dreams sing, using your voice.
Guest co-leader and I lead a voice session that will allow you to purify, align and express your intentions, and make them manifest through sound. As you speak your dreams, you reify them.
Week Four: Embodiment and aliveness. Your life is a performance. We are working from the subtle levels to the gross, from inside out in this course. This is the process of manifestation. This is not airy-fairy stuff, it's just plain creation.
Guest co-leader and I will take you from thought to word to speech to body, and awakening your whole being.
Week Five: Support, self-care, and stepping into a bigger you. One reason we don't step into a bigger Self in our lives is that staying small keeps us "safe".
Guest co-leader and I lead you in learning the essential skills of self-care and boundary setting that allow for a sense of safety and security which ultimately allow you to take your wings and fly.
Week Six: Celebration and integration. If you have ever found yourself caught in a never-ending cycle of doing without rest and appreciation for the hard work you've done, you may not have learned how to enjoy yourself properly.
Guest co-leader and I offer a celebration and integration of music and party (!) where you will learn to truly celebrate your accomplishments and allow yourself to receive the benefits of your work. Authentic joy and celebration builds in such way that it pervades every area of our lives and warms the hearts of all those we come in contact with.
It's not where you are that matters. It's how far you've come.
Early bird signup: now until December 11 and get $100 off! ($195) After December 11, the course is $295.
In this project-based course, you get the support of:
-Special attention with a small group
-Community building with fellow artists and creators
-Eighteen (18) hours of class time
-A daily action partner to check in with
-A midweek conference call with the group to keep the momentum high
-Email access to Alicia for questions