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Ambition Without Grandiosity by Rahti Gorfien

Ambition Without Grandiosity By Rahti Gorfien Ambition Without Grandiosity is an exercise that helps creatives better understand why ambition is a good thing, as it helps us persist even after failures. At the same time, it helps creatives understand why ambition...

Seeing is Believing by Liz Verna

Seeing is Believing By Liz Verna ATR, LCAT Exercise Purpose: to tease out subconscious beliefs that block or sabotage creative energy. Exercise Description: Creatives are encouraged to write freely, uncensored and in a stream of consciousness, about a particular...

Draw Your Way Forward

Draw Your Way Forward By Rachel Marsden Sometimes when we have a challenge we can get stuck in trying to ‘think’ our way out of it. Using image-making and metaphor as a form of problem-solving can help us step out of our default way of thinking and open up new...

Flip It by Angela Terris

Flip-it! A playful way to bring awareness to internal self-talk By Angela Terris Left unchecked, unhelpful self-talk can bring creative self-doubt, self-criticism, performance anxiety and procrastination. This step-by-step exercise uses a simple process to raise...

Move Yourself by Louise Lohmann Christensen

Move yourself! An exercise for artists to move through resistance. By Louise Lohmann Christensen When feeling resistance (anxiety) to working on your project, you are being asked to enter this feeling instead of running away, by avoiding the work. Give yourself at...

Creating Bridging Rituals by Sheryl Garratt

Rituals provide a simple way to shift energies as you move between creating or performing and daily life or from one type of task to another. Ritual is not a word we use often in the 21st century. We’re too busy juggling our different commitments, multi-tasking,...

Dance Your Heart Out by Steph Cohen

Our creative process is an ever-evolving, living being. It requires just as much attention, care and love as we do. Most of us create because we have an unquenchable inner desire. When that desire is muted it can cause stress, anxiety, low mood, fractiousness and...

Thresholds and the Space in Between

The following is another exercise in the Creativity Exercises That Work! series. This one is offered by Litza Bixler: THRESHOLDS is an exercise meant to help creative people acknowledge, embrace and utilize liminality. WHAT is liminality? The concept of liminality was...

Forge Ahead Create Every Day by Natalie Dadamio

Forge Ahead Create Every Day (F.A.C.E) By Natalie Dadamio Forge Ahead Create Every Day, or F.A.C.E. for short, is a method that helps you turn towards the self instead of running, hiding, or suppressing emotions. F.A.C.E. focuses on checking in with ourselves and...

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