Creative Techniques – Influences Workshop
Time 10.30 – 14.30
Location: Reading, Berkshire
This workshop is suitable for:
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be ‘creative’ to get the benefit from these workshops!
It’s about using alternative ways, other than the spoken word, to express what’s going on. Using creativity, colour, shapes, writing and other inspirational ways to explore thoughts and challenges and find a deeper understanding.
For those of us in the coaching, counselling and therapy profession, creative techniques are a welcome addition to our tool-kit and one that Dr Pat Williams, co-founder of the ICF Core Competencies, calls an advanced skill, because, “it helps clients to get to the unconscious part without words getting in the way.”
By experiencing each exercise, you will come to understand how the tools and techniques work and how powerful they can be in providing an opportunity to find new perspectives and gain new insights that help create a positive shift.
Explore what’s influenced you, where your beliefs and values came from and how your experiences have helped shape you. Uncover what is still serving you well and what is getting in your way
This workshop centres on exploring what has influenced us over our lives to date. Where have our beliefs and values come from and are they still serving us well? What are we still carrying around with us that we are no longer consciously aware of, but may be causing a feeling of burden or ‘weight’.
During the workshop we select from a range of techniques such as the following.
We explore gender and where our sense of being a ‘girl’ or a ‘boy’ came from and what expectations that puts upon us. How has this affected our behaviour over the years and what might we have moved away from and what might we still be clinging to that is no longer helpful
Our favourite story as a child, or the books or films we were drawn to tell us something about ourselves, but we rarely explore what that is. Here, we have the time to think about the messages we were attracted to and briefly capture them in our own 100-word story, and we build upon this new insight to creatively explore how it’s showing up in our lives today.
Our life experiences also influence who we are today and using a wonderfully simple and creative technique we capture, in one place, all our greatest experiences be they happy or not so happy. This hugely cathartic expression of all that has gone before helps us to see our resilience, our ability to overcome, recognises our strengths and acknowledges our happiest moments. And it opens up an opportunity to look at what, if anything still needs to heal, what we are still carrying around with us and what we can now safely let go of.
Trio of workshops
This workshop is one of 3 that we run regularly and is designed to help you explore the use of creative techniques for your own, and, your client’s development.
On our website you will also see one-off workshops that tackle specific topics that our community say they want to explore with creative techniques to better support their clients.
Workshop 1 on Relating – what is our relationship with our self and others?
Workshop 2 on Influences – what has influenced us in our lives and is it still helpful?
Workshop 3 on Faces – the one we show the world and the one we keep hidden
You can book individually or for the Trio.
Lindsey Wheeler works as an executive development coach and outplacement and career coach, having qualified in coaching after a successful corporate career spanning global sales, marketing and organisational development. She originally trained as an NLP coach and then went on to develop her skills in a variety of models and techniques where she developed a deep love of using creative ways to facilitate her client’s journey. She now partners with Christina Bachini to share her knowledge and experience with other coaches and counsellors so they can personally experience the value of physical and creative approaches so that they can adapt and use them in their own practice.
For more information on each workshop and to book: