This practical course has been specifically designed for creative professionals, such as writers, designers, animators, architects and anyone else who makes their living conjuring up new things from their imaginations.
We explore how mindfulness practices can help us focus our attention deliberately and access creative mental states reliably.
These practices help us to be present with our thoughts and experiences in the present moment. This boosts our creativity because we can more easily notice new patterns, make new connections and generate new ideas. And because we can hear our inner voice more clearly, we’re able to judge which of our ideas are worth pursuing.
Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed easily through short exercises and simple mental practices. It is a millennia-old tradition and backed by modern scientific research.
George is a mindfulness trainer who works with organisations to improve their people’s well-being and resilience at work.
He trains people working in demanding, high-pressure environments, such as NHS hospitals, management consultancies, accountancy practices and law firms.
For 10 years, George ran therapeutic groups for addicts through Phoenix Futures and other charities. He used mindfulness to help his clients respond constructively to stress so they could re-build their self-esteem and their lives.
During the past three years, he has used mindfulness in his work as a professional workplace mediator. He asks searching questions of the disputants to help them think creatively about what they could do in the present to resolve their differences. As a result, over 80% of his cases have reached agreement.
Participants will have the opportunity to try mindfulness exercises which they can incorporate into their daily lives and work.
They’ll leave with a set of tools and resources which they can use to enhance their creativity through simple mindfulness practices.
This course can be adapted to the specific needs of your team so they can focus on their real projects and challenges. A reasonable design fee will be added to the cost of the course if you choose this option.