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What we're about

Join an ongoing group for artists, writers, and other creative people. If your life is about making meaning, this is your tribe. As both a painter and a life coach I feel a special commitment to helping creative people design lives that work for us. Whether you are already seriously involved in your artistic work or longing to get back at it, creative people have a unique set of issues and needs that arise out of their work and their orientation to life. My intention for this group is to hold the space for artists and writers to empower themselves and each other. I will provide a structure intended to help you foster and sustain a healthy, empowering relationship to yourself, your work and your world. Various themes will be explored, including:
-- Learning to take better care of yourself so you have more energy to bring to your work
-- Working with the many faces of resistance, including the inner critic
-- Creating "in the middle of things"
-- Dealing more effectively with life’s challenges, so that they don’t become distractions, and so that you can be more satisfied with life as a whole
-- Mastering creative anxiety and creating the conditions for working in "the zone" of true creativity​
-- Cultivate the qualities that artists need to thrive: assertiveness, single-mindedness, passion, curiosity, courage, desire, self-trust, enterprise, effort, self-promotion, and so forth.

We will meet twice a month on Thursday nights from 6-8 PM at Samana Healing Arts in Temescal (Oakland). This will start off as a drop-in group so that you can try it first to see if it's for you. Starting in the new year it will become an ongoing group of committed participants.
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