Friend, I know the excuses you make.
And you don't have time for them any more.
You are growing out of them, dear one. They are no longer serving you. SURE they protected you! They comforted your tender little soul when someone hurt you, and took away your joy. I know it. We build the fortress we need, and its how we survive, dammit.
But sweet friend! Look at you! Look at how far you've come!
I know its scary. I know its hard, but you know what? Its also important. YOU are important, your creativity and your heart are important. Your story is important. There are so many things you are meant to share, sweet thing. I fucking know it.
But for me, my stuck place? It was painting.
I graduated with a degree in Art History and Painting, but when confronting a blank canvas, I would endure an almost phobic reaction directly related to past trauma I was dealing with, I would enter fight or flight mode. I was later told my physical reaction was diagnosable as PTSD.
On my darkest days I was really frustrated with this 'flaw' in myself because I felt so alone in it, I felt no one else understood how hard it was to go through a trauma and lose my artistic vehicle, to not feel like I could paint again, it felt like something was taken from me.
I needed someone to help me navigate intentional/creative healing when I was feeling terrible and I couldn't find that resource anywhere (that whole be who you needed when you were younger thing is where I'm going with this).
We've all heard of the words Impostor Syndrome, and there were some DEEP PANIC STRUGGLES I had when it felt like maybe I shouldn't talk to people about healing while I still operate under the word itself.
It is a journey, a never ending thing.
It is a path that takes intention and mindfulness, and self care and a lot of love, but it is NOT a stamp of arrival on your life-ticket. If you keep thinking of it as a destination or something you're never going to achieve you're always going to be at war with yourself and that's a problem.
My Ma says (about big and scary things) that its ALL manageable, we eat an elephant one bite at a time and all that. The first step is always the scariest, and after that its all much easier.
So let's talk about that first step.
Week one- Soul Searching! Getting clear on what your pain points are. There’s gonna be a lot of discovery and clarity happening, so there are two coaching calls for this week. Hooray!
Week two- Testing the Waters! Describing our pain points in ways that are FORWARD moving instead of STAGNANT and CONSTANT, and don’t worry! There’s two calls for this week too!
Week three- Shifting Perspective when it comes to creating, your assignment will have to do with making, and exploring how and why you feel the feels y’do. Two calls!
Week four- Visibility and Experimenting we’re going to take the explorations we did the week previous and expand on them, sharing what we come up with in a moderately public forum….social media! We have one call this week, as there’s more time spent on making!
Week five- Honing in on our chosen passion project we’ve stepped away from, using the things we’ve learned in the previous weeks about ourselves and our work process. Its a good one, I promise. One call this week!
Week six- The Wrap Up, a continuation of four and five, focusing on quantity of works. Our time together is explored with our one call and we speak about the journey and the clarity, the mindset shifts and the forward momentum. There’s going to be a lot to talk about!
Do ya find yourself asking IS THIS FOR ME?
Journaling, art pieces and adventures,
with one on one support the whole way.
One hour each, tailored to your needs and your experience,
At least one surprise supplies delivery (maybe two!)
I’m not sure I have time for this, how long does it take each week? You should expect to devote at least 5 hours a week to this intensive, as its entitled an intensive.
What does this cost? The Intentionally Creative costs $2700.
Are there any payment plans available? Yes! You can split the cost between two months, paying $1495 each time.
Do you have to do a deposit to save your space? Yes, in order to respect your time and mine you do have to pay up front, either the payment plan or the cost in full.
Do you take payment via check or cash or ….? I process payments through Stripe, so I can take any widely accepted credit card payment.
How will the calls take place? They’ll take place in a Zoom conference call, privately. I will record them and send them to you after they’ve finished rendering so you can watch them again when you need to.
How many clients do you take a month? My availability is limited based on the intense nature of the program so I only take a few clients each month.
What is the process? First we jump on a discovery call and make sure we’re a good fit, and if indeed we are *hooray!* you’re sent an invoice and we move forward with scheduling our time together!
What Harry Potter House are you in? Hufflepuff for LIFE!