If you wanna learn how to speak the language of the soul,
begin by learning how to listen.
This workshop is for you who wish to explore and unfold your creative potential. Some of our deepest inner experiences can be hard to translate into words, but the intuitive visual language allows us to communicate and express ourselves on a deeper level. It is my strong conviction that all people have an infinite creative potential hidden inside themselves, yet we may have lost contact with it, or we are blocking the energy.
You will be invited to explore the fantasies that are present in your life right now. There may be longings and dreams, that you have not yet outlived, because of fear of the transformation this might bring. I may help you, through the creative process, to raise your awareness of the fear that is holding you back and show you new ways to transform it into creative energy. The tools and insights you can get through this process, can be used not only for creating art-work, but within other areas of your life as well, since life itself is a creative unfolding process.
“The same resistances, hesitancies, and neuroses that characterize everyday life—fear of change, coping with boredom, and so on—will express themselves when engaging the creative process. Going deeply into an art form allows patterns to surface and will provide alternative avenues for awareness and resolution. Playing a musical instrument, writing poetry, or painting can allow one to feel feelings and take perspectives that are difficult to access through rational processes.”
– Mark D. Forman (A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy)
On this workshop we will be …
sharing with each other
and above all PAINTING!
All of this, to break through to our creativity and to experience what it feels like
to be in flow
YOU WILL GAIN…
Knowledge of and experience with intuitive and expressive painting techniques.
Knowledge and understanding of the inner creative cycle and how to maximize your own creative potential.
Tools to deal with and transform creative blockages.
A deeper connection to your body and your inner guiding voice.
My intention is to bring people back to their creative universe and help them in the process of restoring contact with their creative power. The power and the creative abilities that you have and need, in order to shape your life according to your dreams.
To live a creative life means, to have the courage to listen to and follow your inner guiding voice.
“I met my blockages at the workshop face-to-face. Although we just received a demonstration of a number of techniques and had plenty of materials available, I had a lot of trouble getting started. I “forgot” the techniques and was constantly afraid of making mistakes, so Ida guided me to be deliberately destructive – just paint freely – paint over – and let go totally! I got a lot of color on the canvas, which turned out to be a nice sketch. I didn’t finish it, but I was experiencing a very different flow. I got plenty of energy and could have continued for hours. It was a super personal transformational workshop for me, which is not only about painting, with Ida guiding and inspiring from the heart. I will be happy to join again!”
– Workshop participant
This is not an art-therapeutic workshop, but contains therapeutic and self-reflecting exercises. If you have been diagnosed or are currently in medical treatment, please contact me before signing up for the workshop.