9:00-10:30am PST

9:00-10:30am PST

Clare O’Sullivan

Thawing Creative Freeze Through Compassionate Presence

When we have had to hide our beauty and joy and playfulness as little ones, approaching play and creativity as an adult can be difficult. Sometimes we experience a sense of freeze. This is often because the creative process is linked to our vulnerability and it is there that we may meet the ‘material’ of earlier times in the form of trauma, shock, loss or grief in our bodies.

During this class Clare will teach an embodied self-compassion process that encodes new circuity when the fight/flight response is activated. The intention is to build our capacity to become present to these parts of ourselves, not to fix or sort them, but to befriend them as pathways and guideposts into our creativity and capacity for play.

Materials required: pen and paper (or your preferred writing materials)