Creativity Coaching from CAOS Conflict Management is an extension of our Conflict Coaching service that supports people in situations that they may not see as a 'conflict' but still one where they are feeling stuck or powerless or even 'lost' about what to do in a situation they feel challenged by.
It could be as straightforward as:
"I feel stuck in my job but I have no idea how to change things for myself."
"I want to move but I don't know if I should, or where I should move to if I do."
"I have an idea for a book [or some other kind of personal expression or artistic endeavour] but I'm not sure about how to get started or what exactly I want to express."
"I've been tasked with setting up a new project at work but I'm feeling completely stuck about how to go about it."
Or it may be a bit 'deeper' such as:
"I'm really struggling with finding my purpose in life."
"I always seem to have self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours and I don't know how to open the door to expressing myself and my creativity without then being my own worst enemy."
The point is that it is through creativity that we empower ourselves to create change in our lives but we may often have limiting or unconscious beliefs or habits that obstruct us every time. These will be unique to each of us and so Creativity Coaching will help you to recognise yours and how they are affecting you.
Creativity Coaching is, importantly, NOT about giving you answers and fixes because that is more likely to entrench you in thinking "I can't come up with answers for myself I have to have someone do it for me"....that feels even more dependent and powerless.
Creativity Coaching helps you to 'play' with a blank canvas of ideas and thoughts, where you can consider ideas, how you feel about them, whether you think they could work or not.
Creativity Coaching helps you to mentally try your ideas out and hold on to them if they seem like something to pursue beyond the session, or, just as importantly, to decide they don't work for you, so that you have been able to refine your thinking and ideas for moving forward and perhaps save yourself a lot of frustration and disappointment and a further sense of being stuck.
If you are wanting a 'creative safe space' to stop and explore your ideas and personal challenges without the pressures to 'perform' for someone and without outside interruptions to your reflection and creative process, then give yourself a 'Creativity Sanctuary' in which you can explore your ideas however 'out there' or risky you think they are.
Alternatively you may be feeling a bit lost and down about things and you just want some space to be listened to and supported in creating new ways forward that make more sense to you and which you feel more power and control over.
Have a breather, give yourself some space, try some Creativity Coaching!
Creativity can sometimes be stifled as much by having too many thoughts buzzing around in our heads, without knowing which ones to focus on, as by having too few or no thoughts.
Both situations can be helped by Creativity Coaching.
The Creativity Coach is not going to splatter their own paint on your canvas and say 'What do you think of that as an idea?' because that obstructs your time and space to stand back and consider your own ideas. They will be patiently 'walking and standing alongside you', helping you pause to consider the possibilities for moving forward with the thing you are feeling powerless or stuck about.
Your Creativity Coach will listen fully to what you say you think and feel about the situation and help you reflect on those things as well as any ideas for actions you wish to take forward by asking you open questions to help you understand yourself and your ideas more fully.
The Creativity Coaching space will be safe and uninterrupted, a sanctuary where you can just have a mental and also perhaps emotional 'play' with the situation you presently feel stuck in.
Tears are fine if they arise within Creativity Coaching, whether because of present frustration or from the release of realising a way forward. Laughter is fine too and will also often happen as the release from that sense of stuckness arises from within you!
In the present climate of 'lockdown', Creativity Coaching is most often provided via Zoom or Skype or FaceTime but as you might expect there can be some creativity come into play with respect to where and how you can access it. If you prefer an 'in person' delivery then subject to CAOS having a Creativity Coach close to you it is possible to look into other ways of accessing the process that work for both you and your Creativity Coach.
Normally a session will be for 1½ hours but this is flexible. We don't offer sessions for less than this timescale but we can sometimes increase it if you would like longer to explore your creativity challenges.
Creativity Coaching can help to access the massive potential of a group to create more than 'the sum of its parts' in exploring and creating new ideas for responding to project challenges, teamwork challenges, creativity challenges of any kind. We can design bespoke activities for the particular challenges of your group if you can give us an idea of what you are looking for, ideally from most or all of those in the group that will be taking part.
A 1½ hour session costs £120 but you can 'try out' the first session for £80 to see if it is going to help you.
Subsequent sessions will be at £120 or the pro rata equivalent if you want to vary the length of the session. So for example a 2hr session would be £160.
Individual sessions are always paid in advance.
The above fees are for online coaching via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. If meeting in person, some travel costs will also be applied but these can be negotiated at the time of booking.
International clients are also welcome if online coaching via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime are possible for you.
If you are looking for a group or team Creativity Coaching session please contact us to discuss your wishes and we will give you a quotation.
"If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness and creativity."
Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth.
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"Hello [Coach], Thank you so much for coming the other day. I immediately put some of the things into action. I feel so much happier since then, as if a weight has been lifted. The situation has improved no end. I do feel empowered. I hope other people can benefit as I have done .... Thanks again." - Conflict Coaching client
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