Practical Intuition: Deepening and Expanding your Creativity

Leslie Austin
06 Mar 2020
9:00 am.
USF Sarasota-Manatee

Practical Intuition: Deepening and Expanding your Creativity

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” — Albert Einstein If you’re not consciously and actively accessing your intuition as an essential part of your creative process, you’re missing out on some of your most important and best inner resources. Intuition is an integral element of creativity, and often can be the wellspring of our most inspired ideas and visions. We all get hunches, an intuition about something, but then we ignore it because it doesn’t seem to make logical sense. But contrary to what most people think, our intuitive processes are neither random nor chaotic; they have an internal logic of their own. If we practice paying attention to our intuitive hunches in the right way, we can learn how to open up and work with them, and make the best use of both our intuition and our logic, ideally combining both to support our creative process. Through and intriguing discussion and fun experiential exercises, we’ll practice how to open up the inner world of your intuition and enhance your creativity in practical, useful ways.

WHAT?
What will your participants learn of experience as a result of the workshop?

  • Participants will learn and practice a simple, practical method for how to listen in, go quiet, and distinguish among thoughts, feelings, and intuitive flashes in the moment.
  • Participants will learn how to trust and work with their intuitive impressions and integrate them with their thinking and their creative process.
  • Participants will experience the process during the workshop so it can be immediately put to use in any domain of their lives, especially and including their creativity.

SO WHAT:
What might be 3 ways that the content of your workshop changes your attendees’ perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view of the world?

  • Attendees will appreciate the value and usefulness of working with their intuition as part of their creative process.
  • Attendees will see that this powerful process has an internal logic that can be consistently and systematically integrated into their creative process.
  • Attendees will understand the practical benefits of this method of “listening in” for enhancing their creative process.

NOW WHAT:
What are 3 ways your attendees might apply what they learn in your workshop?

  • Attendees will immediately be able to apply their experience of listening in to their intuitive impressions and then consciously bringing them into their creative process.
  • Attendees will gain confidence in their ability to trust that they can enhance their creative process by including both intuitive and intellectual processes, integrating them seamlessly.
  • Attendees will be able to enhance other areas of their lives by listening in to their intuition and using then it in systematic and practical ways.

CATEGORIES:

  • Creativity for Business – Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Corporate
  • Creativity for Community – Nonprofits, Community Builders, Teams
  • Creativity for Education – Educators, Coaches, Facilitators
  • Creativity for Artistry – Artists and Artisans
  • Creativity For Mind, Body, Spirit – Health and Wellness, Human Potential, Personal Growth

Example of Bio #1: Marcia Berkey

Marcia after many years of teaching at traditional universities and corporate training, now teaches full time online in the IT department for South University. She has a wonderful time living and learning and applying the many concepts learned from everywhere. She has presented a variety of e-Creativity sessions for both education and business. Marcia also consults on Word, PowerPoint, Access databases, and Excel spreadsheets.


Example of Bio #2: Jane Goldwasser

Jane Goldwasser is President of New Directions Consulting, Inc. a qualitative research company specializing in new product development. In her spare time, she is on the Board of Directors of a newly re-aligned Girl Scout Council and chairs both their Fund Development and Board Development committees. She is a CPSI alum who, having completed the Integrating Creative Leadership program, has put it to work in leading both PACE sessions and in working with CPSI Youthwise™.


Example of Bio #3: Art Emrich

Art is certified as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and Hypnosis by the 4 major hypnosis organizations in the US. His practice includes (a) medical referral clients who experience distress not relieved by traditional treatment, (b) the mental game of sports success (such as tennis, golf, and baseball), (c) academic excellence for peak performance in study and testing, and (d) enabling creative solutions for the challenges of life. Art is the HEAD Coach and Founder of U-Solutions LLC in Sarasota (the “U” stands for unconscious, where the most creative solutions reside).

 

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Example of Workshop Description #1: Christine Alexander

Join Chris for a day of exploration through improvisation and theater games…no acting experience required! In this safe, small group setting, you will have opportunities to be both on the stage and in the audience. Through the experiences, discussion, and your reflections, you will find new insights into communication, relationships, and yourself. This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your inner voices to speak to you and to discover the possibilities that come from living in the NOW.


Example of Workshop Description #2: Jane Goldwasser

This is a workshop for people who have dreamed of starting a business, solving one of society’s great problems, or pursuing any dream that has remained elusive for years. Often the biggest challenge to undertaking an audacious, wonderful goal is leaving the security of the known to go out into uncharted territory. If you have such a dream, join Jane Goldwasser for a day-long opportunity to translate this wish into a detailed plan for action. Use Jane’s D.A.R.E. model – D. (Decide), A. (Analyze), R. (Reality Check), E. (Execute).


Example of Workshop Description #3: Ann Bracken

Do you find yourself saying you don’t have enough time? You can’t squeeze in enough space for fun or creativity? What if you could make time expand or contract at will? In this workshop, based on the book Creating Time by Marney Makridakis, you will use journaling to kick-start your ideas and create an art-inspired time-tool to help you flip your day so that you and time can become partners in your creative work.

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Example of Learning Outcomes #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Participate in a variety of Improv exercises and theater games
  2. Take time to reflect and discus experiences and insights
  3. Identify strategies to improve communication
  4. Make connections between ‘play-acting’ and one’s real world POSSIBLE

Example of Learning Outcomes #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Translate a dream into a major goal
  2. Develop a plan to realize this goal
  3. Learn to move beyond stumbling blocks

Example of Learning Outcomes #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Identify and describe your relationship to time for creative pursuits
  2. Use a series of structured journaling and visual-arts prompts to identify problems and brainstorm solutions
  3. Pair-share solutions
  4. Create an arts-based clock-face reflect new relationship to time
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Example of Possible Applications #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Add new improv exercises and theater games to teaching, group facilitation or training
  2. Build on the insights gained in the workshop through continued reflection
  3. Discover a passion for the stage and become involved in community theater or beyond

Example of Possible Applications #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Implement the plan for action and achieve a major goal
  2. Apply the D.A.R.E. planning tools to other goals

Example of Possible Applications #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Make effective use of reconfiguring time to accomplish important tasks (prof/self)
  2. Use art as a means of goal-setting and track progress in achieving goals (self/prof)
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Example of Possible Applications #1: Christine Alexander

  1. Add new improv exercises and theater games to teaching, group facilitation or training
  2. Build on the insights gained in the workshop through continued reflection
  3. Discover a passion for the stage and become involved in community theater or beyond

Example of Possible Applications #2: Jane Goldwasser

  1. Implement the plan for action and achieve a major goal
  2. Apply the D.A.R.E. planning tools to other goals

Example of Possible Applications #3: Ann Bracken

  1. Make effective use of reconfiguring time to accomplish important tasks (prof/self)
  2. Use art as a means of goal-setting and track progress in achieving goals (self/prof)
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