Cultivating Creativity


Saturday, June 15   08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lecture
Level: All Levels
Type of Yoga: Life Coaching
Context: 60% Practice, 40% Lecture
Props: Pen, Paper (Required)
Language: English
Most people have an often-untapped resource that can help them overcome stuckness, relieve stress, and become more resilient. That resource is creativity.
 
This workshop is for anyone interested in developing creative projects as an aid to personal growth. It provides an overview of the creative arc of a typical creative project, an exploration of the benefits of regular creative work and a methodology for envisioning a creative project in a supportive environment and how to build a mini-community that participants can use as a model for creating a supportive environment for creative work.
 
Learn to:
 
  • Identify characteristics and benefits of creative projects
  • Use the "Miracle Question" to envision their creative goals
  • Use The Experiment to encourage progress
  • Use scaling to evaluate progress
  • Experience having an accountability partner for creative work
  • Define a supportive community for engaging in creative projects.

David J. Bookbinder

David J. Bookbinder is a psychotherapist, life coach, and photographer. He came to psychotherapy after a transformative near-death experience shifted him toward art and healing. Since then, he has helped people find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their lives.
 
As a therapist and workshop leader, David accompanies people on the sometimes smooth, sometimes rocky journeys of their unique paths to wholeness, serving as both companion and guide. He engenders trust because his clients and workshop participants know, as the late Leonard Cohen put it, “I’ve been where you’re hanging, I think I can see where you’re pinned.”
 
David has been taking photographs since he was six. His award-winning Flower Mandala images were inspired by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe and the flower photographs of Harold Feinstein, with whom he briefly studied.