Want to access more creativity in your life?
"The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity and adaptability to change."
- A.R. Alexander
Good health is a creative process.
When was the last time you sang, wrote, danced, or told a story purely for the fun of it?
When was the last time you played with a problem, rather than using sheer mental effort or brute force to try and 'figure it out'?
How comfortable are you with not knowing what will happen next?
Art is behavioural.
If you want to enliven your creative self and bring more colour, wonder and fascination into your life, these sessions will help you discover the pathway to do just that. By entering the zone of the unknown, and with your courage and willingness, the work we do in these sessions will ripple back into your work, relationships and life choices.
I have been deeply learning and integrating the process that F.M. Alexander discovered for living with freedom of choice, creativity and readiness for several years now.
I combine my Alexander Technique (AT) training and experience with what I have metabolised and embodied from other creative bodies of work including 5 Rhythms, Open Floor, Contact Improvisation, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Interplay, Musical Performance and teaching, Sound Healing, visual arts and facilitating my own workshops at Moving Connections. This allows me to bring an abundance of tools to work with in a one on one format.
Whether you are an experienced performing artist or someone who "can't even draw stick figures", these Creative Pathway Sessions will guide you into your own creative centre.
From there, you can unlock your freedom of choice, access your innate readiness and adaptability to change and discover what is truly alive in you.
What to expect:
The sessions are online using Zoom or in-person from my home studio in Glaziers Bay, Tasmania. I can travel to you if you are in Hobart or surrounding places for an extra fee, provided you have enough space and privacy for the session.
You will need a private space, paper and pen, and willingness to go beyond your comfort zone. Although these sessions are play-based and not therapy, the therapeutic benefits and insights they uncover may give way to the need for professional support from a trusted and quality therapist. I encourage individuals to seek somatic and trauma-informed therapy where possible if this is the case.
We will be unlocking what is known in music and sport as the 'flow state', in Interplay as your 'body wisdom', in Alexander Technique as the 'means whereby' of biopsychosocial coordination, and in general, something that is very good for you (that doesn't necessarily mean easy or pleasant!).
The first session will generally begin with you sharing your questions and curiosities you want to work with. From there, I will guide you through a series of warm-ups, forms and processes to follow the thread of truth into the core of the issue, leading you into the creative zone where the next step will reveal itself. That is a general description of something that is different for everyone who has a session, depending on the person, the situation and the need.
Within a session, we may use vocal work, movement, speaking, visualising and responding to the sounds of live cello and voice, writing and drawing, to name a few. If that sounds too intimidating, we can start with a chat or even work on sitting in a chair with full aliveness and presence.
Everything shared and experienced within the session is entirely confidential and seen as your current, perfect evolution in the greater story of YOU. All of these elements are simply tools that are available for us to work with and everything is designed for you to choose your level of depth.
All are welcome, no previous artistic experience necessary.
These sessions are for you if you:
- want to live your life authentically, creatively and constructively
- feel limited in your expression or 'creatively blocked'
- would like a creative, expressive way of approaching a life problem
- want to enliven and integrate your artist-self to be more centre-stage in life
- tell yourself (and others) that you can't draw, sing, dance, write, play, etc... but would secretly like to do just that, and even more secretly know that you can!
- are needing inspiration and fuel for your creative fire
- would like a supportive mentor to help you in your art/life integration.
Duration: 1 hour (longer sessions available)