The quiet person's path to natural self confidence with Claire Schrader, the leading UK expert
Do you have a powerful urge to be creative – you’d love to paint, write, dance, act (or any other creative activity)? But when you come to do it, you can’t – you feel frozen, incapable of doing anything.
If so, I had this very same experience. And it wasn’t that I wasn’t creative. I didn’t know how to express my creativity. I was totally blocked. No creativity could come out of me.
From working with people over the years and from my own experience of releasing my own creativity, I know that that the thing that blocks us most is in our own head. It is the critical voice inside you which judges and censors everything you do. It tells you, you are going to look stupid, people are going to laugh at you and you won’t be “cool”. This is why talking approaches or anything that requires you to sit in the chair can only help to a certain extent.
A far quicker and more powerful way of releasing your creative block is through the body. Working through the body will enable you to access the powerful core of your creativity – which lies in the whole of you and not just in your head. The body in fact is a far more powerful source of your true creativity than anything your head can dream up.
If you join one of the Sunflower Effect Courses, I will give you some simple tools to get out of your head and to allow your body to lead you. This is the fastest track way to outwitting the “judge”.
But this alone is not enough for many people. Often the block itself conceals powerful emotions and having a vehicle for accessing and expressing those emotions, will get to the core of what is keeping the block in place. Then it will simply dissolve.
For most people this is an effortless process and they find that working through creativity has an incredible effect on their capacity to be creative. They tell me that they are on a creative high for weeks or months afterwards.
I usually recommend the Improvisation Group which is a very fast way to unlock your creativity. This the quickest and most economic way for most people to get unblocked.
Participants often tell me that after attending one of my courses or workshops – their creativity flows like a dream – they can’t stop writing, painting, composing…..
Take a look at this article where I describe the process in more detail: Article: How to be creative – even if you think you’re not
The one day Express Yourself Workshop is aimed at beginners and is another good way to release creativity.
Individual sessions are powerful when there is a deeper issue that is causing your creativity to be blocked (as described above). Sometimes this can be achieved in just one session particularly in combination with a group or workshop. Otherwise 3-6 sessions will get to the bottom of the deepest creative blocks.
Take a look at the article Brief Encounter which describes how I worked individually with a client – and how the creative process got to the core of what was keeping her blocked in a powerful and moving way.
Article: Overcoming writer’s block: how to write like a dream even when you think you can’t
You may also want to join one of my other courses – Breakthrough or Breakthrough Plus.
From time to time I run the Breakthrough to Performance Course which works through creativity which offers an opportunity to progressively allow your creativity to flow – exploring through myths, plays or film storylines. But you need to have done one of my other courses or have had some drama experience – before you join this course.
Alternatively, Mega ME, an Advanced Workshop, is a more intense “creativity attack”. Many people come to Mega ME just to keep their creative juices flowing and to find creative inspiration.
Or to read a shorter article about creativity: Article: How to be more creative.
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