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Keep It Alive: Connecting to Creativity From the Heart

March  4 - April  22, 2014

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Keep It Alive: Connecting to Creativity From the Heart


Are you feeling stuck, creatively blocked or BORED with your creative life? Are you ready to breathe new life into the CREATIVE FIRE? Are you wanting to step into WILD self-expressiveness and into the full blossoming of your authentic being? Do you have something you want to EXPRESS to the world, but are not sure of the best way to do so? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you will love the upcoming "Keep it Alive" Training with Nicki and Suraya.

In this 8 week online course, you will:

  • Learn the 4 PHASES OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, and identify practices that nourish creativity in each of its different phases.
  • Understand the difference between the creative PROCESS and a creative PRODUCT, and learn why it is important to distinguish the two.
  • Identify key BLOCKS that stop you from creating when you want to do so, and transform those blocks into CREATIVE JUIICE.
  • Discover key PRACTICES that connect you to the river of creativity on a daily basis.
  • Identify your current SOUL PROJECT - whatever creative project is most calling your soul at the moment - and create an action plan to launch your SOUL PROJECT into being!

How the course works:
WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALL: We will conduct a weekly conference call on TUESDAYS March 4-April 22nd, 2014 from 7-8:15pm PST. You can access these calls through phone or Skype.Each call will begin with a 45 minutes of lecture/teaching material and creativity exercises related to the TOPIC, followed by 30 minutes for one-on-one creativity coaching.
E-GUIDE ON CREATIVITY: You will receive an E-Guide with exercises that support your exploration of each week's TOPIC. Topics covered include:

1) Who we are BEING and why it is crucial in the creative process
2) 4 PHASES of creative process and to nourish creativity in each phase
3) Creative process vs. creative product: why it is essential to understand the difference
4) Transforming creative BLOCKS into creative INSPIRATION
5) Daily PRACTICES that connect us to the creative flow
6) Your current SOUL PROJECT and how to nourish it into blooming

BUDDIES: You will have the option of allying with a "buddy" in our group with whom you can schedule weekly calls to support each other on your creative journeys.

We are looking forward to a very inspiring and soulful journey with you into the heart of creativity!

Cost of course: $149 Early Bird Price (register by March 3rd) includes a FREE BONUS 60 minute creativity phone or skype consultation with Suraya or Nicki. Contact by email at creativitysummit@yahoo.com or to speak with Suraya call 510-841-0888 or to speak with Nicki call 510-799-2842. We are both happy to answer any questions.

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