Do you have an inner critic who slows down your creative endeavor?
Is there a heckler inside you ridiculing your writing?
Do you have an inner taskmaster who keeps you too busy to paint or draw or plan that Zen garden you’ve wanted?
This cacophony of jokers needs to be quelled in order for you to move more deeply and productively into your creative work.
And that’s what this workshop is all about! In it, you will come face to face with the committee of voices that tells you you’re not good enough to be a writer; you don’t have time to paint or draw; and worse, your artful endeavors don’t make a difference.
If you’re frustrated or intimidated or just too overloaded to do the creative work you love, come join a small group of creatives who share your desire to re-commit to personal expression and artfulness in life by getting rid of the inner critic. Here, you will get support in firing the committee!
In this workshop you will learn:
- how your brain sabotages your creative efforts, and several techniques to silence the critical inner voices
- specific obstacles, both inner and outer, that keep you from creative practice
- how unconscious habit patterns entrench these obstacles without your even knowing it
- four very easy strategies to break the habit patterns that create obstacles (and one very challenging one!)
- and finally, you will create an action plan to take charge of the committee that keeps barking at you and create a manageable practice that will establish creative authority in your own life.
You’ll do some reflective writing in this session. You’ll establish new goals for a creative endeavor and make sure those goals are aligned with your highest mission in life. And then, you’ll make a concrete plan for constructing your days around your creative mission instead of around your to-do list.
Lezlie Laws comes to us from two very different traditions: she blends knowledge and research gleaned from forty-three years in the academic world with her decade-long commitment to the eight-limbed path of ashtanga yoga. In this blending, she offers a unique approach to how mind, body, and spirit unite to establish and enhance our creative work in the world.
What is most important? What do I yearn to express? How do I find my creative path–and stay on it? How can my voice make a difference? Is creativity a gift of the muse or a hard-earned skill?
These are the big questions that run through her current workshops. Her own deep work in the academic and the yogic traditions gives her an array of insights and perspectives on how you can answer these questions and cultivate creativity in your life.
Currently in her twenty-fourth year of teaching writing, literature, and yoga at Rollins College, Lezlie returns to the workshop circuit in 2013 with a whole new set of provocative topics to propel participants into new ways of being creative and productive. Her goal is to inspire with techniques, practices, and deep conversation and to help you finesse your creative life with purpose, mindfulness, and masterful play.
Space is Limited • Reserve Your Place Now
1/23/2013 Note change in workshop location!
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: (New Location) Orlando Hall, Room 115, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park FL 32789 MAP
Here is a map of the campus. Orlando Hall is #234 on this map; just west of the U-shaped sidewalk.
Fee: $65 (Includes box lunch)
Terms of Registration: You must be age 18 or older to participate. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations unless we receive your written refund request two weeks before the workshop date. Fees for returned checks and cancellations apply. If, at our discretion, the workshop is canceled, refunds will be issued. Your registration is confirmed via email from MAD about Words.